Herbert Fitch was associated with lacrosse as a player, coach and official for over 45 years. At Geneva High School he won four varsity letters before attending nearby Hobart College. From 1938-1942 Fitch was selected as a first team All-America selection on attack during his junior and senior years. He participated in the annual North-South Game in 1942. In later years, Fitch was a first team selection on Laurie Cox's All-Time All-American Team. After a four-year stint in the U S. Marine Corps, Fitch embarked upon a new role as a high school and collegiate official - a career that spanned over 20 years. Fitch also functioned as assistant coach of the Penn Yan (N.Y.) High School from 1976-1978. Herbert Fitch was president of the Fitch Oil Company in Penn Yan.