Class of 2005
Gino can best be described in the words of the coaches that he works with. “Gino is the biggest Lyons Sports fan that I know. He comes to every game and is a well-respected member of the coaching staff. His relationship with our student athletes is very special and a good experience for both sides”, Zac Young, basketball coach.
“Gino has always been dedicated to the staff and the players. He values Lyons athletics and exemplifies what is great about high school sports”, Matt Barr, baseball coach.
“Gino helps me with equipment and gets stuff out for us. He can always make you laugh. He keeps me sane”, Coach Randy Wadhams, football.
“Gino has the biggest heart of any kid I know. The kids all love him and they show him the respect he deserves”, Dean Schott II, basketball and baseball coach.
Gino played football in his junior and senior years at Lyons. He was on two Sectional V Championship teams. Gino won the hearts of all the coaches, teammates, and fans when he made an inspirational touchdown in the Marcus Whitman game in 2004.
Since graduation Gino has been the team manager for football, basketball and baseball. He works with his father installing carpet and he works at the Lyons Community Center. He is also an altar server at the Lyons Catholic Church.
As Gino’s beloved grandmother, Tina, stated in her nomination, “Throughout his life Gino has always persevered and given 100%. He is an inspiration to all students to do their best to follow through and graduate from high school and lead a productive life”. As Matt Barr says, “anyone that knows Gino and his dedication would know that he belongs in the Lyons Hall of Fame”.
Gino is the son of Steve and Jodi Tricarico. Gino has a sister, Jackie who currently lives in South Carolina.