Win Palmer, Beloved Coach and Mentor, Passes Away – Sewickly Academy and Highlands Boys Program Mourns Loss

By | September 1, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Win Palmer, a beloved coach and person, has passed away suddenly. His impact at Sewickly Academy was remarkable, both on and off the court. The Highlands Boys Program sends their thoughts and prayers to the Palmer Family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, coach.


Very sad news has reached us today as we mourn the sudden passing of Win Palmer, a great person and coach. Coach Palmer’s impact at Sewickly Academy, both on and off the court, was truly remarkable, and his loss will be deeply felt by the entire community.

Born and raised in Manchester, England, Win Palmer discovered his passion for basketball at a young age. He excelled in the sport throughout his school years and went on to play at the collegiate level. After completing his studies, Palmer embarked on a coaching career that would span over three decades.

In 2005, he joined Sewickly Academy as the head coach of the boys’ basketball program, a position he held with great dedication and commitment until his untimely passing. Under his guidance, the team achieved numerous successes, including multiple conference championships and state tournament appearances. Coach Palmer’s coaching style was characterized by his ability to instill discipline, teamwork, and a love for the game in his players.

Beyond his achievements on the court, Win Palmer was known for his kindness, humility, and unwavering support for his players. He was not only a mentor but also a friend, always ready to lend an ear or offer advice. His impact extended far beyond the basketball court, as he played an active role in the lives of his students, helping them develop into well-rounded individuals.

The news of Coach Palmer’s passing has sent shockwaves through the Highlands Boys Program, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Palmer family during this difficult time. Win Palmer will be remembered as an incredible coach, a mentor, and a genuinely great person. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of athletes at Sewickly Academy. May he rest in peace..