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Marvin Degon’s exploits are legendary for what he accomplished as an ice hockey student-athlete, but he is also known for duplicating his efforts towards making the program competitive as both a head coach and an assistant coach.
From 1971-75, Degon helped put Worcester State on the map as he was instrumental in leading the Lancers to the 1972-73 ECAC Division III Regular Season Championship and the 1973-74 ECAC Division III Tournament Championship. As a freshman, he netted an astounding 71 goals during the 1971-72 season to help the Blue and Gold post a 21-3 slate that season.
He also garnered ECAC East Division All-Star honors twice, and in 1973-74 he was distinguished as an NAIA All-American.
In the 1973-74 ECAC title game against Wesleyan, Degon took away MVP trophy honors for sending in four tallies, and he chipped in with a pair of assists in an 11-5 triumph over the Cardinals.
Degon, who set the ECAC and Division III record with an incredible 43 hat tricks in 82 games, ended his career with 209 goals and 108 assists for the program’s all-time mark of 317 points. Nearly 40 years later, his goals are still the second most and his points are fourth highest among NCAA Division III career leaders.
Degon came back as a head coach to help guide the Lancers from 1990-92 and has served as an assistant coach several times over the years. Most recently, during the 2010-11 campaign, he helped pilot the team to its first 10-win season in 10 years and in 2011-12, the Blue and Gold captured their first playoff victory since the ECAC Division III Championship in 1976-77.
Degon is also a member of the St. Peter’s High School Hall of Fame as a standout ice hockey and baseball player and was inducted into the inaugural Worcester Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Class in 2011.
Marvin is also a member of the St. Peter’s High School Hall of Fame as a standout ice hockey and baseball player and was inducted into the inaugural Worcester Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Class in 2011.