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1964 Class Council names Tony Reno as honorary classmate

Note the tie

At its annual meeting on February 7, your Class Council named Coach Tony Reno, Yale's head football coach, as an honorary classmate.  This is a very small and distinguished group that includes David Swensen and Jock Reynolds.

Anthony (Tony) Reno became the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Yale Football on January 12, 2012. The 34th head coach of the Bulldogs came back to the program after serving as an assistant at Yale and Harvard. Since he returned to New Haven, the Elis have improved from two wins to five in 2013 and then eight last fall.

Yale's 2014 campaign brought much national attention back to New Haven's gridiron. Not only was it the Yale Bowl's 100th anniversary, it was a remarkable season for the Bulldogs, who went 8-2 and had a shot at the Ivy title in The Game, broadcast live by ESPN's GameDay.

The 2014 Elis led the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly Division 1-AA) in total offense while tailback Tyler Varga '15 led the nation in scoring and wide receiver Grant Wallace was tops in yards per game receiving. The season included an overtime win over Army and an award for the nation's team of the week by the College Football Writers Association of America.

Tony Reno is already sporting one of our Class of 1964 ties, and he promises that the design will help him recruit more defensive linemen.  Tony has offered to appear at upcoming class events, just as Carm Cozza did at our 50th Class Reunion.

Coach Reno, welcome to the Class of 1964!