John is a member of the Hall of Fame. His citation is copied below:
Capping a brilliant four-year lacrosse career as the outstanding collegiate attack man (Jack Turnbull Award) and earning Navy’s coveted Seth Trophy, “Hezzy ” Howard graduated from Washington College in 1956 with the Catlin and Eliason awards and the Baurice Fox medal.
A campus leader and outstanding student, John Howard excelled in lacrosse and soccer.
He ranked fourth in the nation an assists as a freshman, and led the country as a sophomore and senior. In four years he assisted on 173 scores and netted 78 goals.
Howard led the South to victory in the all-star game, scoring five goals, assisting on six scores.
In 1979 he became the first Washington College player inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Following graduation he earned All-Club distinction in lacrosse and served as an officer in the U. S. Navy. At the University of Maryland, where he is presently an associate professor, he earned a doctorate in 1967 and that same year coached the Terps to a share of a national lacrosse crown with Johns Hopkins and Navy.
John “Hezzy” Howard was described by his lacrosse coach Charley Clark as “a superior and dedicated performer, a coach’s player, a player’s player and a virtual coach on the field.
His all-around excellence and versatility in athletics, in academics, and in general living, gives the College great pride in inducting him into its Athletic Hall of Fame October 28, 1983.