Coyle-Cassidy hockey patriarch Joseph Quinn has died.
Quinn, 87, who founded the Warriors' program in 1972, passed away Sunday at his Taunton home surrounded by his family. A member of Boston College's national championship team in 1949, the Dedham native was behind Coyle's bench for 35 seasons and was a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving during World War II.
"He was a second father to me," current Coyle hockey head coach Dave Borges said Monday morning. "I spent a lot of time with him during my life, whether it was playing or coaching, and we're certainly going to miss him. It's a big loss for the Coyle family."
Quinn led the Warriors to 13 division titles during his head coaching tenure before retiring in 2005, when Borges stepped in.
"He was a great person and a great coach who lived a long, full life," Borges said.