George Fleming was a two-sport athlete while at Rhode Island College, playing soccer from 1958-61 as a right halfback and was the Anchormen’s number one singles player in tennis from 1959-62. As a senior in 1962, he was undefeated at the top spot. Over the course of his career, Fleming co-captained both teams.
Upon the passing of long-time coach Robert Brown, then Athletic Director Bill Baird hired Fleming as the men’s tennis coach in 1966-67. He spent 14 years as the Anchormen’s coach, compiling a record of 84-65 and won the NESCAC Championship in 1970 and 1974.
Upon graduation, Fleming embarked on a 33-year teaching career. He is a retired mathematics teacher, having taught at Cranston High School West from 1962-66, Scituate High School from 1966-90 and finished his career at Mt. St. Charles Academy from 1991-96. He is a 1962 graduate of Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in education. He earned his master’s degree in mathematics from RIC in 1968.
Fleming has continued to stay active in the sport of tennis, competing in the USTA Adult Tennis League. His teams have won two New England Championships and have competed at the USTA National Championships in 1994 and 1997.