Fairhaven Public Schools Superintendent Robert Baldwin '80 has announced that the press box at the football field at Fairhaven High School will be renovated and updated and then named for Gil Santos '56. The dedication ceremony will take place before the start of the first Blue Devil football game of the 2020 season. Gil Santos, long time New England Patriots announcer, got his sports broadcasting start in the Greater New Bedford area broadcasting local high school football and basketball games for radio stations WNBH and WBSM.
Gil worked countless games in the old press box at Fairhaven High School and is most deserving of this honor. After reaching the pinnacle of his profession working at WBZ in Boston and becoming a nationally recognized sports broadcaster Gil Santos was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013. View Gil's yearbook photo and write up.....very interesting.