Hall of Fame

Charles R. Berry - Player/Coach

Inducted in 1999

He was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame as a standout three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball, and earning 11 varsity letters in four years. At shortstop, he was a four-year letter winner in baseball, earning All-Maryland honors. Berry was a halfback on the football team, lettering four times and scoring 20 points on Washington's undefeated 1934 team. He also earned three letters in basketball while playing forward. During Berry's college years, he also played Semi-Pro baseball with the Centreville MD team.
After college, Berry became a member of the Wicomico High School Faculty. At Wi-Hi, he coached baseball, basketball, and football compiling winning records. Before his retirement from the Wicomico County School system, Berry left the coaching ranks to become the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
As a coach, Berry had a reputation as a fiery, feisty, hard-nosed, unrelenting leader. One newspaper reporter once compared his sideline antics to those of the Legendary George Halas of the Chicago Bears.