Lou Cotroneo Obituary: Lou Cotroneo has passed away suddenly. He was announced dead on Tuesday, October 7, 2023. He died leaving many hearts scarred after learning of his sudden death.
Who was Lou Cotroneo?
He was a nice man who was very involved in the lives of Johnson High School on St. Paul’s East Side. He attended JHS in the late 1940s and subsequently became an Assistant Hockey Coach before becoming Head Coach and leading countless Johnson High School lads to several titles throughout the years. For many years he was Mr. Hockey.
As a legendary figure in the St. Paul hockey community, particularly at JHS, he was a backup goaltender for the Governors’ state championship team in 1947 and eventually coached in the program for 20 years, including 10 years as head coach, during which Johnson made seven state tournament appearances.
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