Lacrosse coach Dave Huntley dies

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The lacrosse world lost one of its famous coaches, as Dave Huntley died on Monday. After coaching at a camp in Florida, he reprotedly died from a health-related issue.

He was the Major League Lacrosse‘s Atlanta Blaze head coach. Huntley was 60-years-old. He was the Blaze’s head coach since November 2015 when he replaced John Tucker.

“To me, there was Huntley and then there was God,” Blaze general manager and assistant coach Spencer Ford said to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

He also held positions in the league with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Toronto/Hamilton Nationals.

Dave Huntley (Photo by the Team Canada Lacrosse)

Dave Huntley (Photo by the Team Canada Lacrosse)

He also coached the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings. Besides the Wings, he also coached the Baltimore Thunder, Pittsburgh Crossefire, Washington Power and the Colorado Mammoth in the NLL.

Recently, he presented at the IMLCA Convention on December 7th in the event’s inaugural pro event, according to Inside Lacrosse.

“I am sorry to announce that long-time MLL coach Dave Huntley has passed away,” MLL Commissioner David Gross said. “The entire lacrosse community has lost a distinguished coach and an exceptional man.

“Major League Lacrosse would like to pass along our sincerest condolences to the Huntley family and the entire Atlanta Blaze organization.”

Huntley attended Johns Hopkins University, where he won two national championships in 1978 and 1979. He then played for Team Canada in the World Lacrosse Championship, where they won the tournament in 1979.

He also guided Team Canada to the World Lacrosse Championship, as a coach.

Huntley was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the National U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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