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Elijah (Eli) Armstrong '82, who was born in Antigua and later made a career there, found a warm community centered on helping others when he played sports at Saint Rose. The two-sport athlete and member of the Saint Rose Hall of Fame now assists players with their tennis game as a pro at Old Chatham Tennis Club.

Eli Armstrong, Saint Rose alum and tennis pro
Elijah (Eli) Armstrong ’82
B.S. in Business Administration
Golden Knights men’s basketball, men’s tennis; Athletics Hall of Fame inductee

Hometown: St. Johns, Antigua
Now lives in: Chatham, New York
Career: Tennis pro, Old Chatham Tennis Club

How did your experience as a Golden Knight shape you?
“The friendship and camaraderie developed during my Saint Rose experience have yet to be duplicated in my very diverse and long sporting career. I left a large campus for a small, unique experience and never regretted it. Saint Rose taught me to appreciate the joy and peace derived from helping others. I am a better person and coach because of my wonderful years as a Golden Knight.”

By Irene Kim

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