MaxLaxOC.com has learned that Hank Nunez, one the founding fathers of Orange County lacrosse, has been hospitilized after having a major stroke. Nunez’s tireless volunteerism with the Orange County Lacrosse Association and the United States Lacrosse Orange County chapter were instrumental in the growth and development of the game in our area. We will provide more details as they become available. Please join us in extending your prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery to Hank and his family.
The following information was posted on the US Lacrosse Orange County chapter website:
*Today we have found out that Hank Nunez who is a vital member of our lacrosse family has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital. We ask for prayers today for he, his family and the hospital staff providing his care. For those of you who have not had the honor of meeting Hank, here is some information on him. Long time Member of OCLA, OC US Lacrosse, Hewes and Foothill Lacrosse 2009 Hall of Fame Member* Members of the Southern California Lacrosse Hall of Fame include the pioneers who brought the game west, those that followed taking the sport to new levels and other individuals who passed on the great traditions of the game. Many are active to this day as coaches, officials and administrators.
*2009 Program Administrator of the Year* Henry ‘Hank’ Nunez – Tustin, Calif.
This award is given to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. Hank Nunez is the founder of the Hewes Middle School and Tustin youth lacrosse programs. He is the commissioner for the Orange County Lacrosse Association boys’ teams where he coordinates fields, divisions, playoffs and training. Nunez ensures the proper growth of the game, making sure that new programs in his area are started in the right way by providing leadership and resources. Nunez plays a large role in making lacrosse one of the fastest growing sports in Southern California.