David Maine ‘62
Dave played varsity basketball and baseball for the Lions. As a member of the basketball squad, Dave was a guard for Coach Blackwell’s teams that went 37-3 in two seasons. He was named honorable mention All-Wayne Finger Lakes after his senior season.
As a pitcher for the baseball team, Dave was a member of consecutive Wayne County Champions in 1960 and 1961. The 1960 championship team defeated Newark 4-2 late in the season to clinch the title. The marathon game lasted three-hours at Perkins Field where Dave had a run producing double in the 12th inning that secured the victory. The 1961 team went 11-3 to secure their second straight county title.
After graduation, Dave went to Providence College where he played baseball in 1965 and 1966. He returned to Lyons and coached the American Legion team in 1967 foreshadowing his years to come.
Dave was hired by Manchester-Shortsville Central Schools in 1970 and embarked on a thirty three year career teaching Social Studies. During his coaching tenure, starting in 1971, his teams compiled an impressive 354 wins against 178 losses. His teams were Finger Lakes West Champions ten times and won Section V Championships in ’74, ’76, ’89, ’98 and ’99. He was voted Section V Class C Coach of the Year in 1998. Dave was inducted into the Manchester-Shortsville Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Dave lives in Canandaigua with his wife, Mary and son, Corey. His nephew John is a starting pitcher for the 2006 Division Champion New York Mets.