Don Hedges Obituary, Death – Pat Coyle knows Dr. Don (Doc) Hedges’ tale best and believes we’ll never know how many individuals he assisted. The Coquitlam Adanacs’ president for 25 years was Hedges. The Western Lacrosse Association Adanacs reached five Mann Cup Senior A national finals during his tenure. They were the last Lower Mainland club to win in 2001. Hedges died Friday after a protracted illness. 72.
Hedges led a New Westminster addiction clinic. He treated 2001 Adanac star defender Coyle. 27 years without medicines for Coyle. He coaches the Colorado Mammoth in the NLL. Hedges never discussed his medical work. His work was too good. People believe he was too humble to talk about the daily support he gave.
Hedges encouraged A Coyle, who played for the Adanacs from 1994 to 2005 and retired briefly in 2009, and others to explore different meals and reading. Hedges took teams to Costa Rica to teach the game and learn about the culture. Dr. Don Hedges played Whitecaps FC in 2008-09. Dr. Don Hedges played Whitecaps FC in 2008-09. Josh Devins/Vancouver Sun. Curtis Hodgson considered teaching while attending Hedges’ SFU kinesiology class. Hedges learned about this, and shortly Hodgson was giving the course lecture to show him the job. Hodgson, 41, is Burnaby North’s vice principal and an assistant coach for the National Lacrosse League’s Vancouver Warriors.
Coyle’s “I don’t know anyone who has had that type of effect on that many people” refers to this. Hedges worked with the Vancouver 86ers/Whitecaps, Burnaby Lake Rugby, and New Westminster Hyacks high school football team in addition to lacrosse. His main passion was lacrosse. His 2011 Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame biography termed him “the lacrosse player’s doctor.” Hedges often helped injured or ill athletes from other teams. He often left a dressing room after stitching an Adanac opponent.