Frederick A. Wyatt
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Wyatt attended Hempstead (N.Y.) High School, where lacrosse was not then played. He graduated from Union (N.Y.) College in 1932. Fred played on the Union lacrosse team for four years and in his senior year was selected as an All-American at third attack. In this same year, he was selected as a member of a team to play exhibition games en route to the Olympic Games.
Following graduation, he was associated with Union College until 1954, and during this time he was freshman lacrosse coach. In 1932 he was instrumental in organizing the Mohawk Lacrosse Club in Schenectady, and for ten years played for this team and was also its coach, captain and playing manager. For many years he was a member of the New England and Middle Atlantic Officials Association. He served for ten years with Charles Marsters on a New England Secondary School and College Lacrosse Expansion Committee.In addition to coaching, Wyatt served in the Placement Office and in the Alumni Relations Office at Union and became director of admissions. In 1969 he received the Union College Alumni award for notable service.
In 1954 he left Union to become a professor and assistant to the president at William Jewell College in Missouri. He was a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, President of the Eastern College Personnel Officers' Associaton and Secretary of the New York State Association of Deans and Guidance Officers. He was a Trustee of Tahoe College and of the Los Angeles Community College. Beginning in 1956, he was a management consultant.
After moving to California, he continued his interest in lacrosse. He was a member of the Southern California Lacrosse Association beginning in 1963 and was its president in 1963. He was active in promoting the game in California and conducted lacrosse demonstrations between the halves of Rams games at the Los Angeles Coliseum. In 1965 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Fred Wyatt passed away in 2001.