Weldon Bradshaw ’66 was the focus of a long and elegantly crafted feature story in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. The article celebrated his dedication and excellence in three distinct areas: he served as an English teacher and a coach at Collegiate School, and throughout that time, he has continued to work as a sportswriter for Richmond's daily newspaper.
The in-depth article about Bradshaw, who is now 70 and in his 50th season covering high school basketball for the newspaper, is reported and written by Paul Wood, who talked to Bradshaw’s many admirers. It features snippets of Bradshaw’s own articles, which include features as well as sports, and photos of him at work. Here’s how it begins:
Henry David Thoreau said the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Thoreau was on to something. To understand who you are, what you should be doing and where you should be doing it combine to form one of life’s great challenges.
Please take a few moments, then, to meet Weldon Bradshaw, a man for all seasons, a man who has found the exact places he belongs and has occupied those spaces for 50 years.
Bradshaw is a teacher, coach and writer. He loves them all, and he’s been able to do them all for the past 50 years.