Benjamin McCabe

The flag on Johnson Chapel has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Benjamin McCabe, who died Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Nova Scotia.

McCabe retired as the chair of the physical education department and director of athletics in 1977, after 27 years at the college. During his tenure, he was head coach of the hockey team and also coached football, wrestling and track. McCabe played college football at Iowa State and coached football at a high school in Michigan and at Harvard University before coming to Amherst in 1950.