Robert Anastas

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Robert Anastas - (b 1934 in Hudson, MA) is a former hockey coach and teacher at Wayland High School, in Wayland, Massachusetts. Anastas was an All American Football and Ice Hockey player for AIC (American International College) in Springfield, MA. He was drafted by the Boston Patriots (AFL) in 1960 and after his sports career he joined the Framingham, Massachusetts school system where he was awarded the "Massachusetts Teacher of the Year" .

Anastas founded SADD in 1981 at the school following the deaths of two students in nonrelated drunk driving accidents. SADD developed into the leading anti-drunk driving program for high school students with over 20,000 chapters in high schools North America, Europe, and New Zealand.

Robert Anastas retired as Founder and Executive Director of SADD -Students Against Driving Drunk. and with his retirement, the name Students Against Driving Drunk retired with him. The acronym SADD, which he allowed to be used, continues and is known as Students Against Destructive Decisions although it is not affiliated with Robert Anastas.

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