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MEET: Bob Dignazio, men's lacrosse coach

August 22, 2011

Dignazio mugName: Bob Dignazio
Occupation: Head men's lacrosse coach at Beloit College
Hometown/residence: Beloit. Lived six of the last seven years in Ohio, but am originally from Philadelphia.
How would you explain lacrosse to someone who's never played it?
In a few sentences, it is similar to basketball's Xs and Os around the net, but very free-flowing in the midfield, like soccer or hockey. The physical contact is similar to hockey. The pace of the sport is very fast -- lacrosse is known as "the fastest game on two feet."
What are a few of your favorite things?
Spending time with family (especially my two nephews and two nieces), traveling, exercising, and trying to keep up with my twin brother (he just ran a half-marathon).
What three items go in your desert island backpack? A Beloit Buccaneer polo shirt, my GPS, and a gallon of orange juice.
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, CCR.
Any advice? "Remember that life is a voyage, not a sprint." --My father
What do you do in your free time? Explore new things to do in Beloit, watch baseball, and work (slowly) towards my master's degree.
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Jack Ramsay, Bill Cosby, and Joe Paterno.
Which talent would you most like to have? Dunk a basketball...I'm 5'9"
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Pearl Lake
What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? Travel to my great grandparents' hometown in Italy.
What are you most looking forward to? Seeing students on campus this fall and the first lacrosse game at Strong Stadium in the spring of 2013!