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Franks Tanks

Sad News

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/b...tal_interstate_78_accident_v.html

Coach Bill Lawson has passed away at the age of 79.  He was involved in a car accident on 78, and it seems possible that he had some sort of health issue which caused the accident.

A true gentleman in every sense.
seenalot

Amen.  Rest in Peace Coach.   Prayers go out to his family.
Pardman

I never had the honor of being coached by Bill when I was an undergraduate but he was one of the most positive, supportive and motivating individuals I have ever met. He had a unique talent for keeping it light while making his point whether it was about your performance on the playing field, in the classroom or within the greater Lafayette community. Several decades after I graduated I was speaking with a Connecticut high school high lacrosse coach from an elite program, and when I mentioned that I had graduated from Lafayette, that coach when on for 15 minutes extolling Bill's virtues. It made me recall how fortunate I was to had known Bill from my undergraduate days. Yet again another reminder of what makes our great institution so special.
Bogus Megapardus

From a purely personal standpoint, a very sad day.  We all adored Coach Lawson.  He was not only the quintessential "players' coach" but a truly fine man and a fixture on campus.  

Coach was a Lafayette Man through and through.  Like so many others, I had the opportunity to be coached by Bill Lawson - he had no agenda other than to present Lafayette College in the best possible light on the field of play.  It was never about him.  It was always about the game, the students and the College.

Bill was my Coach.  God bless you, Bill Lawson, for the enormous impact you made during your time here with us.  That is the measure of a man.

May you rest in eternal peace and equanimity.
Bogus Megapardus

A Bill Lawson patch on the uniforms for the 2013-14 season?

I think it's appropriate.

This is Coach Lawson in my playing days -


Xboreturns

Sunday, September 8, 2:00pm, Kirby Sorts Center, Celebration of Bills Life.
Bogus Megapardus

Xboreturns wrote:
Sunday, September 8, 2:00pm, Kirby Sorts Center, Celebration of Bills Life.


A very noble gesture.  I'll post this on LaxPower.
edmc2416

"A Bill Lawson patch on the uniforms for the 2013-14 season?

I think it's appropriate.

Excellent idea Bogie.  Talk about something for the team to rally around!
Bogus Megapardus

    "The Lafayette men's lacrosse program has dedicated the 2014 season to Bill Lawson, the winningest coach in Leopards history. The team will be wearing "BL" decals on the back of their helmets this season to honor Lawson."

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/m-lacros/lafa-m-lacros-body.html




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