Worcester, MA- The Worcester State Athletics Department is sad to announce the passing of long time Cross Country and Track and Field coach Al Halper yesterday. Al was a valued member of the Worcester State community for 19 years (1999-2018) and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Al led the programs to national success over his tenure including back-to-back MASCAC Championships in Track (Indoor and Outdoor) and helped the program claim its first MASCAC/Little East Conference Alliance Championship. His teams were regularly in the top ten in Division III New England and gained several high rankings both regionally and nationally. In more recent seasons, helped guide the Fitchburg State Falcons as an assistant coach.