WATERVILLE, Maine – Colby College, known for its rich sports tradition and commitment to its scholar-athletes, has received a $2-million gift to name its men’s lacrosse coaching position in memory of late coach Jack Sandler.
“Colby’s coach-as-educator model was personified by Jack Sandler,” said Tim Wheaton, the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. “This gift keeps him in our minds and reminds us of the important role our coaches play in the education of our students.”
At the time of Sandler’s death, Colby President David A. Greene said the young coach’s “real passion was teaching and helping students develop their full potential physically, intellectually, and personally.”
Vice President for College and Student Advancement Dan Lugo said, “This gift not only honors Jack–it honors Colby’s proud athletic history and will enhance the future of Colby lacrosse, and our athletics program more broadly. We’re grateful to the donors whose gift embodies the values Jack Sandler encouraged in his players.”