Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin, '72

A four-year rugger at Fairfield, Chris learned the game early and continued to grow as a player, tactician and leader at Fairfield and in the New York Met Union after graduation. His Fairfield career is among the most storied in FURFC history. Chris was an A side standoff for 3 years, leading a great 1972 team as both Captain and Player/Coach. He was recognized by his teammates and competitors as a skilled ball handler, a clever tactical kicker and a runner with a keen eye for the gap. He is one of the very few two-year Captains in the history of the FURFC.

After graduation, Chris played for the Essex Rugby Club where he continued to be a leader and standout player as the club's flyhalf. In 1974 he was chosen to represent the New York Met Union in a series of matches against sides from Eastern Pennsylvania and New England. Chris was selected in 1988 as one of the original members of the FURFC Hall of Honor and in 1991 became the first Red Rugger selected to the Fairfield University Athletic Hall of Fame. Chris continues to support the club and can frequently be spotted on the sidelines cheering the team on.

Career highlights include:
  • Two-year Captain of the FURFC - 1971-72
  • Doug Ciacci MVP - 1972
  • Fairfield University Alumni Association Club Athlete award winner
  • Selected to represent the New York Metropolitan Rugby Union - 1974
  • Founding Member and Board Member of Friends of Fairfield Rugby