Alf Jacques grew up in the world of lacrosse and learned the art of making lacrosse sticks from his father and fellow Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Louis Jacques.

He played junior, senior and professional lacrosse in the 1960s and 1970s. Then he went on to coach and manage the Onondaga Red Hawks from 2002 to 2010. Some of his accomplishments as a coach includes coaching the Red Hawks to the league championships and represented the league at the Presidents Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2010. The team won the 2010 Presidents Cup.

Jacques is also an educator about the time-honored Native traditional art form of Lacrosse Stick Making, which connects the player to the environment. He continues his father’s legacy by creating one of a kind wooden sticks as well as recreations of the wooden sticks his ancestors used in the 15th century.


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