image of Jack HAtton from the USAJudo site
An item from the USA JUDO COACH of September 28, 2019
We’ve lost someone. I started to say we’ve lost an athlete, because he was, and a very good one at that. But the reality is, we’ve lost a human. A young man in his prime who could have done anything.
At one point or another, Jack Hatton was a student of more great coaches than many athletes. From New York, Texas, Phoenix, Colorado and Massachusetts and beyond, Jack sought out some of America’s best coaches and teams to train with. He dedicated his life to preparing for greatness.
On behalf of all USA Judo Coaches, we extend our deepest condolences to Jack’s family, his friends and all of his coaches, both previous and current.
As Coaches, it is important to tell our athletes that while it is noble to strive for greatness in one thing, it is imperative that they understand that opportunity and options are nearly limitless. And above all things, they are loved.
On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, a wake for Jack Hatton was held at the Keefe Funeral Home – Arlington, MA. A reception followed to share memories at Common Grounds in Arlington.