JOE LADD ’19
Legendary Trinity College Rowing Coach Norman Graf passed away this past Sunday, September 23rd. Coach Graf served as head coach of the Trinity Men’s Rowing team from 1967-1982 and as the head coach of the Women’s Rowing team from 1988-1992. Coach Graf stood at the core of Trinity’s Rowing Teams and grew both the men’s and women’s programs to be elite competitors that fostered student-athletes. The Trinity College Men’s Rowing Facebook page posted, “As a leader, educator, mentor, and friend, Norm was peerless. With humility, respect and sadness, we honor the sheer enormity of Norm’s life, his service to the country during World War II, his influence on the rowing programs and the entire Trinity College community, and the impact on the thousands of lives he touched through seven decades as an educator and Coach.” Coach Graf was loved by much of the Trinity community and had an infectious spirit. The College will release a press release about more information regarding Coach Graf’s positive impact here at Trinity. Norm Graf was 92 years old.