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Jun 20, 2018

Web Harrison ’63, longtime coach who inspired students with a fusion of Bates ideals and practical Marine Corps values, dies at age 78

A revered football and lacrosse coach from the 1970s into the 1990s, Harrison gave his players a way to live life with integrity and purpose.

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