Jerry J. Sollenne
Class of 2010
Jerry J. Sollenne was a standout 3 sport athlete at Lyons High School from 1961-1964, playing football, basketball, and baseball. During his junior football campaign, he was named All Wayne-Finger Lakes quarterback. During his senior season, Jerry threw 16 touchdown passes and was again named All Wayne-Finger Lakes quarterback. He led the Lions to a 25-20 victory over a Tom Coughlin (NY Giants) led Waterloo team and a Rod Verkey led Mynderse Academy team
Jerry was co-captain of the ’62-’63 and ’63-’64 basketball teams. In his junior year, Jerry led the league in scoring, set a single season assist record for Lyons, was named to the All-Tournament Team in the Rush Henrietta Christmas Tournament, was a unanimous 1st team All Wayne-Finger Lakes Team selection, and his team won the ’62-’63 Wayne-Finger Lakes title. He was also named to the Class AA All Greater Rochester Area First Team!
During his senior season, Jerry finished 10th in league scoring, set the two year Lyons’ assist record, and was again named to the All Tournament Team in the Rush Henrietta Christmas Tournament and 1st team All Wayne-Finger Lakes Team. His senior team also won the Wayne-Finger Lakes title. Jerry also played varsity baseball for 3 years with a career batting average of .315.
After high school Jerry attended SUNY Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He completed a Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport in 1974 and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Brockport in 1975. Jerry also attended the University of Rochester, working toward a doctorate in Education Administration.
From 1968-1975 Jerry worked for the Romulus Central School District where he taught history and physical education. He also was the head football coach for 6 seasons, head track coach for 2 seasons and the varsity club advisor for 7 years.
Jerry retired in October of 2004 and currently resides in Sun Lakes, Arizona.