Obituary: Coach Rizzuto 1938-2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tommy M. Rizzuto of Lake Forest Park lost his battle with Pancreatic cancer on July 10, 2012, at age 73.
"Known simply as "Coach" to many youth in the Shoreline area, Tom was an active volunteer in the community for over 50 years. He was a member, director and coach of both Univac and North King County Little League from 1971 through 1989. Tom went on to coach the freshman football team at Shorecrest High School. 
"Tom was actively involved as a player, coach and sponsor of mens fastpitch softball starting in 1955, leading his teams to 4 national tournaments. He then moved on, spending 18 years coaching girls varsity fastpitch softball at Shorewood High School.  
"Tom was recognized for his contributions to the community as the Cascade Softball Man of the Year, was inducted in the Fastpitch Hall of Fame in 2002, and was honored by the A.S.A. umpire's association with the creation of the Tom Rizzuto Annual Sportsmanship Award in 2012."


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