(Photo: Premier Lacrosse League)
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that Bill Belichick will be the recipient of this year’s Spirit of Tewaaraton Award, which is handed out at the Tewaaraton Award ceremony on May 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
Belichick, who has guided the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl wins as head coach, has deeps roots in the sport of lacrosse, as well. Belichick played lacrosse in high school at Annapolis High School and Phillips Andover. He then played in college at Wesleyan. All three of his children all played lacrosse in college, as well. His son Stephen at Rutgers, Brian at Trinity and daughter Amanda at Wesleyan. Amanda Belichick is also the head women’s lacrosse coach at Holy Cross.
“Growing up in Annapolis, lacrosse was a big part of his upbringing, and to this day he remains a fan, strategist and advocate of the game at every level. I remember meeting BB 15 years ago after a Hopkins practice. Since then, he’s been a mentor, friend, and benefactor to my endeavors – and lacrosse at-large. His spirit for the game has lifted our community in many ways, and for that I’m supremely grateful,” said PLL co-founder and Atlas LC midfielder Paul Rabil in a release from the Tewaaraton Foundation
The legendary coach’s non-profit Bill Belichick Foundation that annually gives to a host of lacrosse-related causes, including their recent donation to the Providence Youth Lacrosse League (PYLL) in partnership with The Moses Brown School in August of 2019.
Belichick is the 14th Spirit of Tewaaraton honoree. Past honorees include, Dick Edell, Diane Geppi-Aikens, Sid Jamieson, A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard, Roy Simmons Jr., Richie Moran, Bob Scott, Brendan Looney, Oren Lyons, Tina Sloan Green, George Boiardi, Welles Crowther, and Feffie Barnhill.
Read the full release from the Tewaaraton Foundation here.