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John Loy ’61

February 01, 1987

John Loy (M.A. Ph.D)  is a founding father of the sociology of sport. He served as President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as Vice President of the International Sport Sociology Association. His coauthored and co-edited books include: Sport, Culture and Society (1969), Sport and Social Order (1975), Sport and Social Systems (1978), The Social Significance of Sport (1989), and Sport in Social Development (1993). Upon his retirement as Dean and Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla (Finland).