In Memoriam

Delano Cowan

April 29, 2016 | 9:34 pm

On November 20th, the Hayes community remembered Delano Cowan.  In a moving memorial service, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Regis Philbin Auditorium to honor and celebrate the life of a young man who had so much potential. Cowan’s family was present to witness the outpouring of love and support. “Our Brother is here with us. He is in every Hayesmen in this building,” said Father Tierney.  The spirit of brotherhood was alive and well when Delano’s friends and teammates spoke about the impact he had on their lives. As a member of the Varsity Football Team, Cowan was a defensive tackle who demonstrated team spirit and a love for the sport.

Coach CJ O’Neil remembers the sixteen–year-old as a determined young man. “He was a nice student who was very coachable and a hard worker. He was a young man that helped your program get better.”

Coach Craig Joseph, who coached Delano for two years on the Junior Varsity Football team, remembers him fondly. “Delano was really a good student. He presented himself well and was doing well in school. He was the type of young man that aspired to do a great deal with his life and become a difference maker.”

It is clear that Delano Cowan will live forever in our hearts as a brother, a friend, and a great Hayesman. Rest in peace. # DC90Forever.