Kohn Inducted Into Lacrosse Hall of Fame
November 22, 2004
11/22/04 - Middlebury College friend Peter Kohn was recently inducted into the 47th class of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The 2004 class was honored Saturday, Nov. 20, at a formal induction ceremony at the Hunt Valley (Md.) Marriott. Their plaques will be located in the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Baltimore.
The class includes a group of 10 individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport. Candidates must have been out of college for 15 years and are nominated through a questionnaire. The top candidates are included on a national ballot sent to a random sampling of current Hall of Fame members, coaches, officials, reporters, US Lacrosse Board of Directors and chapter presidents. The men's and women's nominating committees use the votes from that sampling to determine a final slate of nominees to submit to the Board of Directors. The Board approved the current class at its June 12 meeting.
Peter Kohn is one of the most beloved and unique figures in the lacrosse world. For 50 years Kohn has been connected to the sport. A recent subject of a documentary chronicling his life, Kohn started as a field manager for the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Park School in Baltimore in 1954. He was manager of the U.S. teams from 1978 to 1998, for the North-South All-Star game for over 25 years, for club teams in the United States Club Lacrosse Association for over 20 years, for Middlebury College from 1981 to 2003 and numerous other lacrosse events over the years. The lacrosse field at Middlebury was named in his honor and he was previously inducted into the US Lacrosse New England Hall of Fame.