Chelmsford High School Alumni Association
RANDALL A. WHITEHEAD
Randy is the person often credited as the man who began Chelmsford High School wrestling’s long, rich tradition.
Randy graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1966, where he was a scholarship athlete as a member of the highly successful wrestling program. He earned four varsity letters and was an integral part of the team that was twice champion of the Mid-American Conference.
He came to Chelmsford in 1969 as the head wrestling coach and teacher of physical education after successful stops in other communities as a coach at the high school and collegiate levels. His ten-year wrestling career at CHS is one of the most successful in the school’s history. His team’s dual meet record was 129-25 and 2. They were state champions in 1970, 1976 and 1977. The 1976 and 1977 teams were undefeated. In 1970, Randy’s team took the New England championship. Randy was selected as the Massachusetts Wrestling Coaches Association coach of the year, as well as the Boston Globe wrestling coach of the year in 1976.
Randy was a tireless worker and advocate for his students and athletes. During his career in Chelmsford he taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and served as the athletic director. He retired from Chelmsford in 2001 and was inducted into the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
This scholarship is presented in Randy’s name to a member of the wrestling program who demonstrates the determination, dedication, and compassion that are the hallmarks of Randy’s educational career and life.