CLASS OF 2015
COACH DAVID ALENA
After graduating in 1969 from Alfred University, Coach Alena began his career at the Lyons Central School District that August as a mathematics teacher and Head JV Coach. After three successful seasons with JV teams, Coach Alena was promoted to Head Varsity Coach in 1972.
During his eleven year career as Head Coach his teams’ accomplishments include:
- 71-27-1 Record
- Had a 44 game league winning streak
- Won 5 consecutive league titles(6 league titles overall)
- Awarded a Section V Class B Championship in 1977
Coach Alena’s Individual Honors:
- in 1979 honored by the New York State Coaches Association as NYS Football Coach of the Year
- 2015 inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame
- Three times Wayne Finger Lakes Coach of the Year (74,76,78)
- 1978 Section V Class B Coach’s Award
- In 1978 Coach Alena married Lyons native, Patricia Sculli, and together they have two sons; David Jr., a computer programmer/ Systems Administrator for a small company in Syracuse and Nicholas, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at Northwestern University in Chicago. Nick is also a current member of the Lyons Hall of Fame being inducted in 2013. Coach’s lovely wife, Patty, aka Peppermint Patty, manages the H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum in Lyons, where Coach Alena helps with routine maintenance when he is not playing golf at Wayne Hills Country Club.