Sundaram Srivatsan won a distinguished alumni award from Springfield College in 1992. After graduating, he spent forty-one years working in the field of physical education and sports in India. As part of this work, he served as a professor and as the dean of faculty at the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. Srivatsan retired in 1988. After graduating from Springfield College in 1954, Sadanand D. Chopde served as principal of Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Gwalior, India, and as principal of the YMCA College of Physical Education in Chennai (Madras), India. In December 1980, he was awarded the Buck’s National Award for meritorious service to the cause of physical education in India. Chopde was also closely associated with the Union Ministry of Education and Culture, in his capacity as the principal of one of the two National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports. He was one of the most prominent physical education experts in the country. Chopde died on February 6, 1981. Springfield College hired basketball expert Dr. Edward S. Steitz (November 7, 1920 - May 21, 1990) as a faculty member in 1948. In 1956, he became the college's director of athletics, a position he held until his death in 1990. During this time, he coached ten consecutive winning seasons and had a composite 210-86 record as the Springfield College Basketball coach. His 1965 team conducted an around-the-world tour for the U.S. State Department and posted a 25-0 record against national teams from ten countries. Steitz is regarded nationally and internationally as one of the world’s foremost athletic administrators. In addition to directing a comprehensive athletic program with twenty-five varsity sports, he is also the world’s number one authority on amateur basketball rules. A native of Beacon, New York, Steitz graduated from Cornell University in 1943 and earned both his master’s and doctorate degrees from Springfield College. Chalasani Venkateswara Rao earned his undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degrees from Springfield College. Little else is known about him.
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