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Jun 19, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Harold Van Earden


Harold VanEarden was born in Clymer, New York. He graduated from SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport, and was dedicated to the promotion of physical education and the value of interscholastic athletics.

Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for two years, and then began his career of teaching and coaching, eventually becoming the Director of Athletics at BH-BL, retiring in 1996. During his 26 years of service, BH-BL teams won more than 70 Section II titles and experienced great growth in facilities and sports participation. Harold would always attribute this success to having and hiring good people, great student-athletes, and a strong and supportive community.

Harold will be remembered for impacting the lives of many people that he connected with, from the youth he was involved with, to the many educators and coaches he worked with, to his Section II friends, and to his friends both on and off the golf course. Harold is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances, five children, and 8 grandchildren.