RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

AL DeANDRADE JR.
GRAD. YEAR: 1959

 MEN'S SOCCER, MEN'S BASKETBALL

INDUCTED:  2008

Al DeAndrade starred in menís basketball and soccer at R.I.C.E. from 1955-59. He played freshman basketball at the college in 1955-56, and enjoyed a three-year career as a forward on the varsity team from 1956-59. DeAndrade spent his freshman season in 1955 and part of his sophomore season as a back on the menís soccer team, before making the move to the forward position for the remainder of his career. He was a member of the Menís Athletic Association throughout his collegiate career and went on to serve as the official clock operator for RIC home menís soccer contests during the sixties.

 DeAndrade also helped organize and play in many Alumni Soccer Games for over a 15-year period.

After graduation, DeAndrade went on to a 31-year career as an elementary school teacher in Central Falls. He served as the president of the Central Falls Teachersí Union for 26 years and was the vice president of the R.I. Federation of Teachers for 20 years and treasurer for five years.

He is also an accomplished trumpet player, having worked as a professional musician since he was 10 years old. After his father taught him to play, DeAndrade played in radio, vaudeville, clubs, hotels, and restaurants, as well as traveling the U.S. with the Ralph Stuart Orchestra. He had many opportunities to play with big name bands, but chose to remain in the Ocean State as a teacher. He served 10 years as the vice president of the Providence Federation of Musicians. DeAndrade can be currently heard playing at many Pawtucket Red Sox home games.

He earned a bachelorís degree from R.I.C.E. in 1959.

He resides in Lincoln, Rhode Island with his wife Roberta í59. They have two children: Alyssa (41) í89 and Brian (38) í98.