• Donald Raymond Murphy


    Graduated LCS -1952


    Beginning in the late 1940s Donald Murphy played 4 varsity years of football, basketball, and baseball.  The 1951-52 basketball season was a proud moment for Don Murphy as he played on the first Lyons team to win the New York State Section 5 Class A championship. He loved the fellowship and lifelong friendships that developed from sports.  His admiration and respect for all coaches were strong; especially for Dick Blackwell who instilled his players to be gentlemen both on and off the basketball court.

    He went on to the St. Lawrence University.

    He stayed in Lyons and served as the Business Manager for Lyons Central School for 25 years while following the many school activities of his three children and grandchildren.

    Upon his death in 1998 his family and friends contributed to the Lyons Field House in his memory.