The late Terry Sanderson has been elected into the National Lacrosse League’s Hall of Fame. The longtime coach and general manager will become the 24th person to be so honored when he is inducted into the Hall on Sept. 29.
Sanderson served as a head coach in the league for seven seasons, with stops in Albany, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. The Rock won a title under Sanderson in 2005. In addition, Terry was an assistant coach for the Buffalo Bandits in 2004.
Sanderson later was a general manager in Toronto from 2010 to 2014, and won an NLL title in 2011.
The Orangeville, Ont., had played in the original NLL in 1974 and 1975. He died last November at the age of 62.
“We know how happy he would be about this, and we’re happy for him,” said 18-year NLL veteran Josh Sanderson about his father’s Hall of Fame selection. The Toronto forward added that the selection “means a lot, and our entire family looks forward to the induction ceremony.”
Sanderson was the only finalist to receive the required 75 percent of the vote. The other four finalists were ex-Bandit Tracey Kelusky, Kevin Finneran, Gavin Prout and Jake Bergey.