ST. MONICA — Local coaching legend Norm Lacy was inducted into the St. Monica sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday.

The late Lacy led St. Monica to a CIF-Southern Section championship in 1998.

Lacy later moved on to Santa Monica High School where he led the Vikings to a title in 2001. He served as Samohi’s athletic director until his death in 2010 at the age of 56.

“He knew football inside and out,” said Rick Bruce, St. Monica’s athletic director. “He was the kind of guy who would show players what to do, not just tell them. He gained a lot of respect from his players that way.”

Lacy played offensive line at USC in the mid-1970s.

USC baseball coach Frank Cruz was also inducted into the hall. He attended St. Monica before moving on to Santa Monica College and later Pepperdine.

 

 

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