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Former women’s soccer coach Howard Hawver dies

 

By Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The recent Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year recipient, Howard Hawver  died early morning on Sunday December, 5th, after courageously battling Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), campus officials announced.

He will be remembered here at Grossmont as part-time faculty member in Grossmont College’s  Exercise Science Department and as the inspiration of the women’s soccer program, serving as the team’s coach for 15 seasons.

In 2008, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive ailment that  forced a leave of absence for this season. The PCAC Coach of the year award is annually awarded to one women’s coach and one men’s coach.

During his years of coaching, he’s led the Griffins to 12 different playoffs and of those has won 5 conference championships. His legacy will surely be remembered here at Grossmont College.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 26, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on Lake Murray Blvd and Jackson. A  reception celebrating his life will follow.

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Wasan is a student in Media Comm 132

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Legacy of Howard Hawver in view as Grossmont dominates Mira Costa in women’s soccer

By Brennan Wasan
 

Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The Grossmont Women’s Soccer team has  advanced its record to 3-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference while honoring its coach with the 2010 PCAC women’s coach of the year award.
Howard Hawver coached the Griffins Women’s soccer team for 15 years up until he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2008, forcing a leave of absence for this season. The PCAC Coach of the year award is annually awarded to one women’s coach and one men’s coach.
 

 

Coach Hawver's Plaque

During his years of coaching, he’s led the Griffins to 12 different playoffs and of those has won 5 conference  championships.

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Griffins came out very strong in the opening minutes of the match providing their fans with the excitement of multiple shots on goal. After a cross came from the right side of the field, it was connected with a header to only find the right post. Moments later, the ball didn’t neglect the left post as it hit that side as well.
 
After three shots on goal and on target, freshman Janeth Bahena, #17 , finally found the back of the net in the 8th minute of the half. Thereafter, the goals began to pour in.

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