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Anne O. Coakley

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2000


Boston Women's Lacrosse

Anne O. Coakley, an attack wing on the 1951 U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA) Touring Team and the coach of the 1970 Touring Team, was inducted as an outstanding player, who was also an outstanding coach or official, who has contributed noteworthy services to the game.

Coakley was on the USWLA first team in 1950 and on the reserve team in 1949 and 1952. In 1960 she started the lacrosse program at Bridgewater (Mass.) State College and coached that team from 1965-1978.

She also served as preident of the Boston Women's Lacrosse Association and was active on numerous USWLA committees. Caokley also umpired at the high school, college and national levels for 15 years and is a member of four other halls of fames: the US Lacrosse Eastern New England Chapter, Boston University, Bridgewater State College and New Agenda, Northeast.

Anne Coakley passed away in March, 2017.