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Obituary - H. Macauley `Mac' McEver, 89

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 19 - February 1, 1996

H. Macauley "Mac" McEver, one of the most popular figures ever in Virginia Tech athletics, died January 21 at Richfield Retirement Community in Salem at the age of 89.

He began his coaching career at Tech upon his graduation in 1930, working with the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He left Tech in 1944 to become a civilian instructor in the V-12 program at North Carolina.

McEver returned to Tech in 1945 and served one year as head football coach. He came back to Blacksburg in 1951 as an assistant football coach and executive secretary of the Student Aid Association, which he helped found.

From 1961 until his retirement, McEver worked full-time as head of the Student Aid Association and was instrumental in the growth of the organization.

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, which he helped organize, in 1983.