Lawrence “Laudy” Damico

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This “Godfather of Delaware Volleyball” made a big impact on the sport of volleyball in Delaware over six decades…His participation was that of an athlete, coach, official & organizer, doing
it all and doing it well… He conducted many clinics for officials, players and coaches alike, always promoting the sport…Rich Leung, former volleyball coach at Concord High said, “Of the volleyball
players in Delaware, Laudy got half of them started and taught the other half”…Nationally rated official Terri Looney says “I can still go to Laudy for answers to my questions on volleyball
officiating”…He was a key player on winning teams in the Jewish Welfare Board National Championships in 1971 & 1975 and on the American Turners team in 1974…Laudy’s team won a gold medal in
1988 and a silver medal in 1989 in the First State Games. Laudy at 71, was the oldest player in the games… He officiated high school volleyball 22 years, officiating the State Championship game every
year…Laudy was a college official for 18 years…He was a member of the Kidney Foundation Volleyball Fund Committee 1981-1988…Laudy held club affiliations with the YMCA 1948-1963, Jewish Community
Center 1963-1978, and the Wilmington Turners 1973-1988 …He was honored by the Delaware Volleyball Officials Association for his outstanding service. He was inducted into the Delaware Volleyball Hall
of Fame in 2002.



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