PSC names Athletic Hall of Fame Class

August 21st, 2001 by Adam

The sports of field hockey, men’s soccer, football and men’s and women’s golf will take center stage when Plymouth State College inducts the newest class into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

The 17th class to be inducted will be five individuals with ties to PSC or Plymouth Teachers College, which was the school’s name from 1939-63. The group will be honored at the 2001 Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the
Hartman Union Building on the PSC campus.

The new inductees will be Linda (Pallait) Bouley (PTC ’63), a teacher, athletic director and longtime field hockey coach at Littleton (N.H.) High School; Ron Butcher (PSC ’65), a veteran men’s soccer coach who has won more than 400 games
in over 30 years at Keene State College; Joe Clark, a former successful PSC coach and administrator who has become an accomplished golf professional; Bette Tirrell DeRocher (PTC ’61), the only winner of the career triple crown of women’s golf in New Hampshire; and Steve Tirrell (PSC ’89), a former Panther football star who has been coaching college football since his days at PSC.

The inaugural PSC Hall of Fame class was inducted in 1985. The 2001 group will increase the total numbers in the Hall to 80 individuals and six teams. This year’s activities begin with a reception at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 23rd, followed
at 1:00 p.m. with a banquet and the induction ceremony. For tickets or more information, call 603-535-2750.

The entire list of inductees and profiles of each member, as well as a nomination form open to the public, is available on the PSC Athletics and Sports Information website at