Francis Morris Touchstone
Francis Morris Touchstone



Head Coach (1929-57)
Lacrosse

F. Morris Touchstone retired as Army's winningest lacrosse coach in 1957 after compiling a 214-73-4 record during a brilliant 29-year career that spanned four decades. He guided Army to a share of three national championships (1944, 1945, 1951), coached 42 first team All-Americans and two future Hall of Famers during his tenure at the helm of the Black Knights.

Touchstone racked up a gaudy .743 winning percentage during his Army coaching career, leading the Black Knights to 28 winning seasons.

One of the key figures in collegiate lacrosse circles, he was the first individual to serve as president of the Lacrosse Coaches Association (1953-55) and the first to serve as chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee (1954-57). Today, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year Award is named in his honor. Touchstone was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1960.

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