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Cookie Krongard

Cookie Krongard (Lacrosse. Born, Baltimore, MD, Dec. 12, 1940.) Howard J. Krongard, an all-America goalie, led his Princeton Tigers to three successive Ivy League lacrosse championships (1959-61). As a junior, he became the first goalie known to have scored a goal in a match, and, as a senior, he was named the outstanding goalie in […]

Chief Miller

Chief Miller (Lacrosse. Born, Cherokee, NC, July 15, 1895; died, New York, August 1961.) As long-time coach of the City College varsity, Leon A. (Chief) Miller, was one of the few highly-visible exponents of lacrosse in New York City. In the days when the Beavers played at the old Lewisohn Stadium, Miller infused local kids […]

Bob Naso

Bob Naso (College football, lacrosse.  Born, Garden City Park, NY, Sept. 11, 1937.)  A successful lacrosse coach at Rutgers, Robert J. Naso was much less successful with Columbia football.  Naso became Columbia’s 13th head coach Dec. 18, 1979, but his five seasons (1980-84) produced a dismal 4-43-2 record.  His teams never won more than one […]

Joe McCrane

Joe McCrane (Executive. Born, Clifton, NJ, July 11, 1924; died, Napa, CA, Sept. 28, 2003.) A football and lacrosse player at West Point, Joseph Matthew McCrane, Jr., was also general manager of the Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill, N.J. It was this combination of experiences that led him to create the N.J. Sports […]

Bob Naso

Bob Naso (College football, lacrosse.  Born, Garden City Park, NY, Sept. 11, 1937.)  A successful lacrosse coach at Rutgers, Robert J. Naso was much less successful with Columbia football.  Naso became Columbia’s 13th head coach Dec. 18, 1979, but his five seasons (1980-84) produced a dismal 4-43-2 record.  His teams never won more than one […]

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