CVU Coach reaches Hall of Fame

The Vermont Principals’ Association recently revealed the VPA Hall of Fame Class of 2017, and Champlain Valley Union High School fans will recognize a familiar face.

CVU athletic director and longtime soccer coach Dan Shepardson is among 14 inductees in this year’s hall of fame class.

“It’s a very nice honor anytime you are considered by your peers to be a member of any Hall of Fame,” Shepardson said. “It’s a great honor.”

Shepardson is being inducted in the “Officials” category after a long career of refereeing basketball at the high school and college level. He spent spend 30 years as a basketball official.

“When people think about hall of fames they think about players and coaches but there is a third team there,” Shepardson said. “In a perfect world, (officials) walk off the court and nobody knows you were there.”

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