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Jake Curran

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2015


University of Florida

Inducted as a truly great contributor, Curran was recognized as one of the top officials in boys’ and men’s lacrosse for 40 years. Based in Syracuse, he served as a high school and college official from 1964-2004, and worked five NCAA men’s championship games. Curran also officiated on the international level for 30 years, working in numerous World Championships, Canadian Championships and European Championships. He was one of the founding members of the International Federation of Lacrosse’s (now FIL) Referees Association, and served as the group’s first president.

Curran was also referee-in-chief for three FIL World Championships. Curran has been the recipient of numerous awards, including both the Silver Whistle Award and Gold Whistle Award in New York, and the USILA’s Frenchy Julien Service Award.

Jake Curran passed away in January 2019.