|Team:||Paul L. Maddock ’33 Award|
Peter A. Mackie ’59
Sport: Paul L. Maddock ’33 Award
Year Inducted: 2007
Since his youth in the sports-minded town of Danvers, Mass., sports have been an integral part of Peter Mackie's life. He was both a participant and fan, playing three sports at Holten High School and attending every local sports event. He entered Brown in the fall of 1955, and has been an ardent and Ever True Bear supporter for more than five decades.
A Psychology major, Mackie worked briefly in the business world, when his career game plan changed. He earned a Masters degree from Harvard in 1963, and then embarked on a 37-year career in education. While working as a school counselor at Newton North High School in Massachusetts, Mackie earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Boston University in 1974. In addition to his position in Newton, he worked as a lecturer at Boston University and as a licensed psychologist in private practice.
After retiring in 2001, Peter Mackie intensified his commitment and expanded his scope of involvement in Brown athletics. Working as a sports archivist in the Edward North Robinson Collection of Brown Athletics, he has written articles on Brown sports history, mounted exhibits for special events, performed research, and worked closely with the Sports Foundation and Athletic Department as a resource person. Mackie's passion is to preserve, articulate and celebrate Brown's distinguished sports history by functioning as a voice for institutional athletic memory. He did extensive work on "Ever True--The History of Brown Football," and is currently involved with a forthcoming book on Brown crew.
Another endeavor is preserving Brown's physical legacy, especially that of Marvel Gymnasium. The restored trophy cases and word work, ticket window sign, and basketball center court floor are all in evidence at The Pizzitola Sports Center. Other favorite projects include the Brown Stadium Victory Bell, the Kaufmann murals, which depict Brown's three earliest gymnasia, and the creation of recognition plaques for All-Ivy performers in basketball, squash, athletic directors and football coaches. Mackie is often seen performing handy man projects in and around the athletic facilities.
During his long Brown career, Mackie has guided many outstanding students and student-athletes to his alma mater. His work on campus encompasses a wide range of personal interactions with alumni, staff, coaches, students, and administrators. These relationships are the most gratifying of all to him.
Peter Mackie serves on the Board of Directors of the Brown Football Association, Hockey Association, Friends of Basketball and the Hall of Fame Committee. He has previously received the Athletic Department Service Award (1996), Alumni Association Spotlight Award (1999) and BFA Joslin Award (2005).
He has two adult children and lives in Lexington, Mass with his wife of 40 years, Mary Knox Mackie.