Leominster High School Athletic


Pat Pothier “Lady” – 2015

  • Graduate of Leominster High School – Class of ’47
  • Hired as physical Education Teaher 1951-1971
  • Coached Field Hockey 28 years
  • Coached softball 30 years
  • Pioneered and championed Women’s Sports at Leominster High School
  • Unlike men’s sport coaches she received no pay, for a decade, before the system changed. She ran every car wash and bake sale to raise money for  uniforms etc. 
  • Always put kids over wins and yet the girls Field Hockey Team rarely missed playoffs

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  • Softball team in the 70’s & ’80 went to Districts 8 out of 10 years
  • Her career coaching record in Softball – 215 wins – 103 losses
  • Not liking being called coach, her players started calling her “Lady” – The name has stuck for 63 years
  • Started the Leominster Chapter of the G.A.A. (Girls Athletic Association) She ran it for 27 years
  • Presided over the awarding of the coveted “White Blazer” presented to senior girls who participate in four varsity sports by their senior year
  • Leominster High School Guidance Counselor from 1971-1995
  • 1986 – Massachusetts Counselor of the Year
  • 1994 – Inducted into the Massachusetts Softball Hall of Fame
  • 1995 – Selected as City of Leominster citizen of the Year
  • One of the founders of the LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Served for many years on the Leominster Recreation Commission
  • 44 years of dedication to her community, high school, students and  her players – Truly a “Lady”


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