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Former Conard Lacrosse Coach To Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Will Hunter, known as 'the father of Connecticut public school lacrosse,' will be inducted posthumously next month.

Former Conard High School Head Lacrosse Coach Will Hunter is being inducted posthumously into the Connecticut Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. 

In 1963 Will Hunter started the first public high school lacrosse team at Conard High School. Will Hunter was the head lacrosse coach at Conard until 1975. 

Even though he retired from coaching lacrosse after the 1975 season, to this day Hunter is known as “the father of Connecticut public school lacrosse.” He held numerous clinics to help promote the game and encourage Connecticut schools to add lacrosse. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the sport of lacrosse.

Hunter retired from teaching and officiating in 1981. 

The CCC Championship Game, formerly known as the Northern Division Connecticut Championship, is named in his honor.

Coach Hunter passed away in 1996. He is being inducted as a truly great coach, official, and pioneer of the game. For further information contact ctlacrosse.org.

Submitted by West Hartford Public Schools

Anon October 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM
A well deserved recognition for Coach Hunter's accomplishments

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