DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – North Davidson Lady Knights Softball head coach, Mike Lambros, has passed away.
His passing was confirmed by North Davidson Principal Angela Kiger.
The news was shared on the North Davidson High School Football Facebook page, ND Black Knights Twitter account, and North Davidson softball Instagram account.
Coach Lambros had been in hospice care for several weeks at his home in Davidson County after battling stage-four pancreatic cancer for over a year.
North Davidson has 2 fast pitch softball championships in its history, both of those came under Coach Lambros.
Lambros led the Lady Knights program for 38 years.
North Davidson Lady Knights Softball has gained another angel in the lineup. "It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of our beloved head coach, Mike Lambros. After sharing him for many years with our community, school and kids, it is now his family's time. At this time, we ask that you give them time to be together as they celebrate his life. Coach Lambros has a tremendous impact on our community, school and anyone that had the privilege of knowing him. We know that many of you wish to show your love and respect, and request that you do so at Mike Lambros Field. As Coach Lambros would have wanted, since there is a home football game tonight, we will hold a candlelight vigil at the field on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30 for anyone that would like at attend. Further arrangements are pending. The Lady Knighys ask that anyone who wishes to honor Coach Lambros, honor him by continuing his "Yeah Baby!" philosophy and encourage everyone you meet to "Have A Yeah Baby Day!" Continue to love and support the North Davidson community, school, students, and athletes as he requested even through his last days. We have lost a tremendous part of our program. But with time we will heal and we will continue to live and to play by his principles, as he would have wanted us to, and to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Even in sadness, it is always a great day to be a Black Knight. Thank you. YEAH BABY!!
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In a recent interview, Lambros’ pitching coach of 20 years, Billy Gerald, said, “The program he built is going to be there forever.”
This morning the school held a moment of silence before class.
The North Davidson community will be hosting a candlelight vigil at the school’s football field on Saturday, Septmeber 30th at 7:30 in the evening.
In the tweet, the school says “We have lost a tremendous part of our program. But with time we will heal and we will continue to live and to play by his principles, as he would have wanted us to, and be a part of something bigger than ourselves.”