CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local former lacrosse coach was honored Thursday at Kardinal Hall.

Doug Tarring was a coach at St. Anne's-Belfield for 45 years and was recently inducted into the National Lacrosse High School Hall of Fame. He was also a player for both of the national championships the University of Virginia lacrosse team won in ’70 and '72.

Past players of his, friends and family were there celebrating with him.

"In fact, in the sixth grade, Doug Tarring put a lacrosse stick in my hand, I didn't want it, but it was the greatest gift that could've been bestowed upon me,” said Michael Woodfolk, a past player of Tarring’s. “He means everything to me. When I think father, a father figure for me that would be Doug Tarring."

State Delegate Sally Hudson was in attendance to award Tarring a commending resolution. This document was passed by the Virginia General Assembly.

According to Hudson, these are reserved for extraordinary Virginians who have made extraordinary impacts on individuals and their communities.