Donald L. Eccleston
Donald L. Eccleston
Team: Ice Hockey

Donald L. Eccleston '65
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1993

The late Don Eccleston was one of Coach Jim Fullerton's topdefensemen during the early 60's on some of Brown's best hockeyteams. Although overshadowed by one of Brown's all-time greats -Bob Gaudreau - Don more than held his own, scoring 11 goals andassisting on 47 others. In the 1964-65 season Don was picked on thesecond team All-Ivy (probably because Brown had three members onthe first team). The 1964-65 Brown team won the Ivy Leaguechampionship and participated in the NCAA Ice Hockey ChampionshipFinal Four at Meehan Auditorium. Don will best be remembered as the"policeman" of the Bear's defense. Don was also a very successfulhockey coach; most recently at Pomfret where he also taught historyand was Dean of Students. Don's untimely death in Septemberdeprived him of the pride of experiencing his formal induction intothe Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.