Jeff Waldron, one of the greatest athletes in Lynn history, will be inducted in to the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.
Waldron will be introduced as a BC Hall of Famer at halftime of a football game at Alumni Stadium. He will be formally inducted at a dinner on the BC campus in Chestnut Hill.
“It’s a tremendous honor and I’m really humbled by this award,” said Waldron. “I congratulate the other recipients and I’m looking forward to the ceremony. I had a great collegiate experience at BC.”
Waldron played four seasons of Division 1 college baseball as a left-handed hitting catcher at BC, earning All-Big East and All-New England honors. He went on to play professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers organizations. The Boston Red Sox selected Waldron in the 1999 Draft.
Waldron is an inductee in the Lynn Classical High School Hall of Fame. A 1995 graduate, he was a captain of the football team and a member of the 1994 state championship basketball team. He was a Northeastern Conference MVP and All-Scholastic player for the Rams baseball team.
In addition to his degree from BC, Waldron also holds a Master’s degree in Education/School Psychology. He is a guidance counselor in the Masconomet Regional school system.
Long-time Lynn baseball fans will remember Waldron’s emergence as a standout in the Lynn Little League and Greater Lynn Babe Ruth organizations. His 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star team advanced to the New England finals in Brattleboro, Vermont. Jeff’s father, Gerald Waldron, was a coach of the Lynn team.
Waldron also served as the manager of the North Shore Navigators, leading the team to the league championship. He has been as an assistant coach on Mike Zukowski’s staff at Classical.
It’s been a time of major milestones for Jeff Waldron, who was recently married.