Athlete Bio

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Fred Flannery

Class of 1936

Samuel "Fred" Flannery graduated from Concord High School in 1936. Fred was a highly talented football and track athlete during his four years at the school.

As a shifty halfback on the football field, his speed and quick feet kept him out of harm's way and befuddled many a would-be tackler. He rarely fumbled the ball, and was his sure hands made him a favorite target of quarterback Steve Flannery (no relation) when it was necessary to throw for yardage.

Fred was also a stalwart on the indoor and outdoor track teams where his outstanding speed was feared by other sprinters. He was particularly effective in the 440 and 100 yard distances, where he usually got off the blocks first and never looked back.

In 1941 Fred entered the Army Air Force where he was able to put his high school athletics to work by Coaching several sports, including boxing. After earning an honorable discharge Fred was employed at St. Bernard's rectory in Concord and coached the girl's basketball team to many victories.

A dedicated Concordian, Fred and his wife Muriel lived in the town for over thirty years. He enjoyed membership in both the Concord Lion's Club and the Carlisle Grange. Fred's three children, Susan, Rick, and Jim, and his six grandchildren all reside in the area.