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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1997


 Ray Dupree
  


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Ray Dupree grew up in Saranac Lake in the 1930's, graduating from Saranac Lake High School in 1942.  Ray went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University, and later earned a Master of Arts from New York University.   Mr. Dupree was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant during WWII from 1943-1946.  He was employed as physical education director at Salmon River Central School in Fort Covington.  While at Salmon River, Ray was also a basketball referee, a football, baseball, and hockey coach, and was instrumental in starting the hockey program.

Sadly, Ray passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the age of 73.

 

Ray was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 1997, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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