Jim Danko Death – Cause of Death: Former Nazareth Academy teacher and coach, Jim Danko has passed away.
Nazareth Academy mourns the loss of beloved and longtime teacher and coach, Mr. Jim Danko who passed away this weekend.
Mr. Danko taught and coached at Nazareth Academy for 35 years. He was a 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee and a larger-than-life presence at Naz.
“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Mr. Jim Danko who passed away this weekend,” the school announced via a statement shared on Facebook. However, his cause of death was not disclosed.
Famous for his Naz spirit, Jim leaves a legacy of enthusiasm, empathy, success and optimism. “Mr. Danko was an institution,” says Justin Hanson ’01. “You knew when you were in his class, you were very lucky because you were a part of a Naz tradition.”
Mr. Danko was a coach, teacher, Naz parent to James ’93 and Jennifer ’96 and, most notably, a visible and vocal presence on the sidelines. He will certainly be missed.