Allen Diabo

NAME: Allen “Arbor” Diabo
POSITION: Special Contributor

Allen “Arbor” Diabo’s lacrosse career spans over three decades and encompasses various roles as a player, coach, manager, and builder, leaving an indelible mark on the sport within the Kahnawake community, and beyond.

Diabo began his lacrosse journey as a player for the Kahnawake Mohawks Senior B team in the 1980s, showcasing his skills and contributing to the team’s success. Despite his short-lived lacrosse career due to military service with the United States Marine Corps, Diabo’s passion for the sport remained unwavering.

Diabo transitioned into coaching in 1992, leading the Kahnawake Minor Lacrosse teams before taking on more significant roles in Junior and Masters lacrosse. His coaching achievements include leading the Kahnawake Juniors to a perfect 21-0 record and winning the Quebec Junior Lacrosse League Championship in 2005.

Beyond coaching, Diabo made significant contributions as a builder within the lacrosse community, as the Chair of the Kahnawake Hall of Fame Committee from 2004 to 2016, playing a vital role in preserving and honoring the lacrosse heritage of the community. Diabo’s dedication and commitment to lacrosse extended beyond his own community, as he provided counsel and support to neighbouring Iroquoian communities in developing and managing their lacrosse programs.

Allen “Arbor” Diabo’s multifaceted involvement in lacrosse serves as a testament to the enduring impact of individuals who devote their lives to the advancement of the sport they love.

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