November 9, 1924 -
January 29, 1997
people come into our lives and quickly go.
Others come and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never the same again."
|The MSTCA is honored to dedicate this
invitational relay meet to the memory of Robert Bruce McIntyre. Bob Mac (as he was
affectionately known) is recognized as the heart and soul of high school track for the
past 45 years.
During a teaching career that spanned over four decades, Mr. McIntyre served the
communities of Andover and Melrose, where he also coached many outstanding football and
He served on the Andover School Committee from 1960 to 1976. He was a charter member
of the Andover Boosters Club and one of its Directors for twenty years.
He was president of the MSTCA for two years and its Executive Director from 1975 on.
His involvement in high school sports was extensive, involving him in many
positions of responsibility both in track and football. His talent and hard work
earned him numerous awards from organizations such as the Mass. State Football Coaches
Association, the Special Olympics Program, and the most prestigious award in 1996, the
National Distinguished Service Award. His dedication to the sport of track is
unmatched, and he can be credited with most of the success of this organization.
Perhaps his crowning achievement is the construction of this track and athletic center,
which he personally pursued for 37 years. He has left this organization and its
members an outstanding legacy for all of us to emulate.