Sometimes coaches have an exceptionally positive influence on an athlete's life. I would say that Coach Hay is one of those people. Read the comments at The Daily Local left by his former swimmers (and runners). The swimming community is certainly at a loss. ~Dean O.
~By Denny Dyroff
Early Sunday morning, Chester County's sports community and academic world suffered a major loss when John Hay died in his sleep. The veteran coach, who had achieved top-level success in coaching three sports -- swimming, cross country and track and field -- died of respiratory failure.
He was 66.
Ironically, his passing came on the same day as the announcement that he was to be inducted to the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame.
Read on at The Daily Local