HOF Class of 2017
George Lawrence was a teacher at Lyons Central School from 1968 to 1987. He taught American History to juniors and Syracuse University Advanced American Government class to seniors.
George was head coach of the Varsity Football team from 1968 to 1971. George helped to revive the football program, and to start the football booster club. He was instrumental in getting lights installed on the football field.
George was the Boys’ Track Head Coach from 1969 to 1971. They won a league and sectional title in 1971.
George returned to Lyons coaching as the Girls’ Track Head Coach from the 1970’s until he retired in 1987. He established the program as a county and sectional power, winning six overall County Championships and four Sectional Championships.
One of Coach Lawrence’s highlights was the year they upset East High School in the 400 meter relay which qualified them to represent Section V in the State meet.
He coached LCS Hall of Famers, Larry Bailey, Roger Bernhardt, Louis Morris, Maureen Nolan-Decillis, Michelle Lewis, Heidi Blackwell and Lauren Felker. In addition to his teaching and coaching duties, George was also the County Girls’ Track Chairman for many years.
After retirement, George and his wife, Louise, moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and spent winters in Florida. In 2015, they moved permanently to Clearwater where they currently reside. They are the proud parents of four children, Kim, Kathy, Chip and Kara and the proud grandfather to Kyle, Maggie, Brittany, Karissa, Will, Miles and Jason.