CLASS OF 2014
Frank Lisco has been involved in athletics his whole life as a player, coach, and official. Frank attended Fort Plain Central School. He was a three year varsity starter in soccer and was named as a 1st Team Mohawk Valley All-Star his junior and senior years. They were Section 2 A-B-C Champions in 1960 and he was Team MVP. Frank was a three year starter in basketball and was named as a 1st Team Mohawk Valley All-Star his junior and senior years. He was also team MVP his junior and senior years. Frank was also a three year starter in baseball, named a first Team All-Star his junior and senior year and Team MVP as a senior. His senior year Frank ran the third leg of the 880 relay team for track.
Frank then continued his athletic career at SUNY Oswego. He played soccer for three years. In 1963, he was Team MVP and 2nd Team All SUNYAC. In 1964, he was All-SUNYAC 1st Team and All New York State Team. Frank played guard in basketball for two years and the team was SUNYAC Champions in 1963-1964. Frank was a pitcher on the baseball team that was SUNYAC Champions in 1963 and 1965. Frank graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1965 with a degree in Secondary Mathematics. Frank started his teaching career at Lyons in 1965.
Frank coached junior high basketball and baseball for many years. He coached boys’ varsity basketball from 1966-1974 winning two Wayne County titles. He coached girls’ varsity basketball from 1985-1990. He also coached girls’ volleyball from 1997-2001, taking them to the Sectional Finals in 2000 and 2001. Frank’s real love was baseball. He coached varsity baseball from 1988-2002. They won eleven Wayne County titles in 15 years. They played in the sectional finals in 1999 and 2000. He revived American Legion baseball in Lyons after a 25 year absence, coaching for 14 years and winning 10 titles, which he believed greatly enhanced his high school program.
Over Frank’s 35 year career, he coached 1062 contests with 732 wins and 330 loses. He was named to the SUNY Oswego Hall of Fame in 2008. Since retiring in 2001, Frank and his wife Sue moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina. He works part-time at Whispering Pines Country Club in North Carolina. They visit their son Frankie, who is a musician in Atlanta, Georgia. They also visit their daughter Andrea who is a physical therapist in Victor, New York.