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                           DAN KANE        

                   HEAD COACH 1982 - 1991

1982     15  -  3
1983     19  -  0  STATE CHAMPS
1984     18  -  1  STATE CHAMPS
1985     20  -  2  STATE CHAMPS
1986     16  -  5  STATE CHAMPS
1987     18  -  4 
1988     18  -  3  STATE CHAMPS
1989     15  -  4  STATE CHAMPS
1990     16  -  5  STATE

1991     18  -  3


TOTAL  173  - 30


Obituary for Coach Kane

Daniel Patrick Kane, Jr. "COACH" 74, died with support from his family on June 14, 2015. This August he would have been married to his "Bride" and beloved wife, Joyce (Murphy) Kane, for 51 years. They met at his favorite place, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. He and his wife spent 53 summers there with their children and grandchildren. He spent endless days reading on the beach, swimming, playing in the water with his children and grandchildren, and walking along the beach. He is the oldest of five children from Lowell, MA, of the late Daniel P. Kane and Evelyn (Nichols) Kane. He was raised and educated in Lowell. Dan attended Keith Academy with his late brother Joseph Kane. He pursued his education at St. Anselm's College and completion of his masters at Florida State University. Dan was a dedicated educator. He worked as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor and vice principal at Longmeadow High School. He was especially passionate about coaching. Dan coached freshman, JV, and varsity football, but lacrosse was his legacy. From 1975-1981, he was the assistant coach to his dear friend, the late David Stockwell. They won six state titles and seven Western Mass. titles. He was the head varsity coach from 1982-1991 with 173 wins. He lead the Longmeadow Lancers to seven state titles and ten Western Mass. Championships. In June 1997 he was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Coaching of Lacrosse. In January 2015, he was inducted into the Western MA Chapter Hall of Fame Of Lacrosse. In addition to his career at Longmeadow High School, he worked a variety of jobs during the summer. He was a camp Director at a residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed children in Holyoke, he established the Longmeadow lacrosse mini-summer camp, and he managed the Tides Motel in Hampton Beach. Dan's favorite words were always to be kind and generous. This was noted by his actions in how he cared for his wife and raised his four children. Lastly, Dan was an avid golfer into the fall of 2014 with dedication from Joyce driving him to the country club unconditionally. In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by his daughters Kimberly A. Arnold of Westfield; Kelly M. Kane of Greenfield; his son Sean M. Kane and his wife, Jennifer, of Southington, CT; his daughter Shannon J. DePodesta and her husband Michael of Southington, CT; his grandsons: Colin Arnold and his fiancĂ© Morgan Andreski and Brendan Arnold of Westfield; Connor Kane and Aidan Kane of Southington, CT; his granddaughters Kayla DePodesta and Nicole DePodesta of Southington, CT. His sisters Margaret Dineen and her husband Michael of Lowell, MA, and Mary Murphy and husband Gerry of Andover, MA; sister-In law Eileen Kane of Dracut, brother-in law Leonard Francois of Springfield; cousins of Jack and Gail Arsenault of Vernon, CT; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Martha Thorburn and Joseph R. Kane and sister-in-law Rosemary Francois. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hospice of Western and Central MA for the care and compassion during this time. Dan’s funeral will be Thursday, 9AM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., W. Spfld., followed by a 10AM Liturgy of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 387 Chestnut St., Spfld. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001