Hobart L. Stallard, an alumnus of Emory & Henry, was a professor of classics, French, and Spanish at his alma mater for twenty years. Before working at Emory & Henry, he had previously taught at Notre Dame, Marquette and Xavier, and held a master’s degree from Catholic University of America.
Stallard served for many years at the college as an umpire for baseball games and an official scorekeeper and ticket taker at football and basketball games. Even after he retired, Stallard remained an avid supporter of Wasp athletics. He was a member of the I-HEY club, which helps to fund sports programs at the college. He was an amateur historian of early Emory & Henry athletics, contributing information and articles for the college alumni magazine.
In recognition of his devotion to Emory & Henry athletics, Stallard was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.
Hobart L. Stallard passed away on May 1, 1980.