Gardnar Mulloy 1914-2016

Gardnar Mulloy 1914-2016

By UMAA

Gardnar Mulloy 1914-2016

By UMAA
Gardnar Mulloy, UM alumnus and founder of the UM tennis team, leaves a legacy of success.


Gardnar Mulloy, a dedicated Miami Hurricane, lived to be the oldest member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 102 years old, creating a legacy of sportsmanship and dedication. Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Washington, D.C., Gardnar Putnam Mulloy earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami. Mulloy played football and boxed for the Miami Hurricanes before starting the tennis program and becoming the first tennis coach.

Mulloy, inducted into the University of Miami sports hall of fame in 1967, was also a member of nine sports halls of fames throughout the country. His fierce, competitive nature led him to great heights and left a high bar for those that aspire to learn from Mulloy's playing style.

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