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Richard T. Hyland

Induction Year: 1992 Sport: Meritorious Service

As Athletic Director of the CYO of Cleveland form 1972 to 1985, he doubled the number of programs during his tenure. An innovator, he introduced free substitution for baseball and softball (later adopted nationally), girl’s soccer, cross-country and co-ed hockey. He was instrumental in the development of the CYO Coaches Certification Program, the first of his kind in the U.S. Dick currently serves as Secretary of the Cleveland Baseball Foundation.