After coaching at a camp in Florida, Dave Huntley died Monday as the result of a health-related cause, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse.
An outpouring of support flooded social media as news of his death spread Monday night.
Huntley’s impact on the sport touched every level of the game.
Most recently, the Atlanta Blaze coach presented at the IMLCA Convention on Dec. 7 as a part of the event’s inaugural pro night. Prior to that, he was central to the ongoing situation between the Canadian Lacrosse Association board and national team players. A fixture for Team Canada, he was the only person who either played on, coached or managed each of Canada's World Championship teams. In addition to his MLL coaching duties (He’s also held posts with the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Toronto/Hamilton Nationals and Philadelphia Wings, among others.), Huntley was a mainstay on the sidelines with Calvert Hall (Md.).
Huntley was a member of both the U.S. and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fames.
As a player, he won national championships at Johns Hopkins in 1978 and ’79, taking home the McLaughlin Award as the nation’s top midfielder during his senior season. His son Kevin was a member of Johns Hopkins’ 2005 and ’07 NCAA championship teams.
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