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William H. Dobbin

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1972


Hobart College

William H. Dobbin played at Hobart College where he was close attack, co-captain in 1940 and an All-American. He earned second team All-American honors in 1940 and honorable mention in 1939. He starred in the first North/South College All-Star Game in 1940 and later became the general chairman of the North/South Games in 1956 & 1972. He was the USILA's Man of the Year in 1956 and also helped coach at Hobart that year.

Dobbin later became head coach of Geneva Lacrosse Club in 1968 & '69. He was an official for 20 years and the chief referee of the Central NY Association for 10 years. He also helped start three high school teams in New York state, and was director of Hall of Fame for three years.

During WWII, Dobbin was a major in the U.S. Marines, with citations, and he also became a business leader and executive during his lifetime.