Published on April 29th, 2012 | by Staples Soccer


George Barrett ’73 To Be Honored By Sportsmen Of Westport

Former Staples and Brown University soccer star George Barrett ’73 will be honored by the Sportsmen of Westport. The annual dinner on Tuesday, May 22 (6 p.m., Continental Manor, Norwalk) brings together past legends, in a variety of athletic endeavors.

In addition to playing on 2 state champion soccer teams for Albie Loeffler, George was a standout basketball and baseball player at Staples. A back injury ended his soccer career at Brown, but he became a teacher and coach at New York’s Horace Mann School.

George Barrett

After earning his MBA from New York University, George entered the pharmaceuticals field. He worked with Teva — the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs — as president of Teva USA, and president and CEO of North America.

George is now chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health — the healthcare company that is #19 on the Fortune 500 list.

He serves on numerous boards, including the President’s Leadership Council of Brown University, the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Conference Board. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable.

George is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and received an honorary doctorate from Long Island University.

(The 51st annual Sportsmen of Westport dinner also honors Staples assistant principal Rich Franzis, Staples physical education and Unified Sports leader Janet Zamary, and 5 others.

Tickets, at $50 each, are available at Settlers & Traders Real Estate, 215 Post Road West; Junior’s Hot Dog Stand, 265 Riverside Avenue, or by emailing For more information call 203-341-1365, or click here. )

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