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Henry Ciccarone

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1987


Johns Hopkins University

Henry "Chic" Ciccarone began his lacrosse career as a varsity midfielder at St. Mary's High in 1953 before transferring to play at Severn High, where he won All-State honors in 1956. As a Hopkins midfielder, Ciccarone earned third team All-America honors in 1960, second team in 1961, and first team in 1962. In 1962, he was the Blue Jays' team captain and played for the South in the North/South Collegiate All-Star game. That same year, he won Hopkins award for outstanding athlete, best midfielder and leadership. He is a member of the All-Time Hopkins team. 

Ciccarone is most recognized for his coaching exploits at Johns Hopkins. From 1962-1969, he was an assistant coach in lacrosse, football, and basketball. He was later the head basketball coach for six seasons and in 1975, became the head lacrosse coach. The first lacrosse coach to guide his team to three consecutive NCAA Division I championships in 1978, 1979, and 1980, Ciccarone's teams were invited to nine NCAA playoffs and advanced to the final game seven consecutive times during his nine seasons as head coach. He retired from coaching in 1983 with a 105-16 record. In 1978, he was honored as Coach the Year by the Maryland Sports Boosters Club. His four sons all played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins. Ciccarone was president of Bestway Distributing Company until his untimely death in 1988.