Ernie Truant ( )

San Vito, Italy-born Ernie Truant has contributed unstintingly for over 42 years to youth lacrosse in BC’s Lower Mainland.

Truant has enthusiastically served as a manager of numerous teams at various levels. In addition to his extensive participation in coaching and managing, Truant has also fulfilled many vital leadership and executive roles in lacrosse, all of which have contributed to the betterment of the game, youth and the community and large. Truant began coaching in 1974 in Burnaby Minor Lacrosse and managed Burnaby Jr. A teams through the 1980s.

In the 1990s he coached a number of teams including the New Westminster Jr. A Salmonbellies who he took to a victory in 1994 at the Minto Cup.

He was three times BC Jr. A coach of the year in the 1990s.

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