Albert "Cap" Lavin '48, gifted educator and coach, passes away.
Posted 02/10/2013 12:10PM
Albert "Cappy" "Cap" Lavin '48, a popular basketball coach and English teacher at Sir Francis Drake High School, passed away Feb. 10 at 5:30 a.m. He was an athlete, educator, author, humorist and philosopher. His fame and manifest  athletic skills started at the Rochambeau playground and blossomed as an all-city gaurd on a championship SI basketball team and  later at USF. His athletic prowess, scholarly successes and incomparable wit made him legendary for anyone who grew up in San Francisco in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. 

Back in December, the San Francisco Chronicle ran this story about Cappy's devotion to his son, Steve, who, at one point in his career, served as head coach to the UCLA men's basketball team and who now coaches at St. John's.

Below are more stories about this great educator.