Silvio "Ed" Tartaglia

Silvio "Ed" Tartaglia


Grad Year: 1953

Year Inducted: 2000

Silvio "Ed" Tartaglia was another outstanding men’s soccer player during his career at RIC. He was one of the players that helped establish RIC men’s soccer as a viable intercollegiate program as a standout at left wing.

Tartaglia stayed active in the sport after graduation and became a soccer official. He became president of the New England College Soccer Officials Association and officiated college and high school games all over the region. He is currently a National Assessor for collegiate soccer officials. In addition to soccer, Tartaglia also officiated both basketball and baseball at the college and high school level. He was also active in the Boy Scouts as an assistant scoutmaster at St. Brigid’s Church in Johnston.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in education, specializing in math and science, from RIC in 1953. After teaching at Johnston High School for three years, he became a math teacher at North Providence High School for 26 years until his retirement in 1982.