Athletic Hall of Fame
Elbert S. Atwood
Retired from LCS-1963
Mr. Atwood began his teaching career at Lyons Central in 1929 as a physical educator. As coach for the football team, the Lions won eight Wayne County Football Championships. Under his guidance as basketball coach, his teams won the Wayne County Basketball Championships six times during his seventeen-year coaching career. In his final year of coaching in 1946, the Lions won the tri-county championship in basketball.
Elbert took a leave of absence during the ’46-47 school year with his wife and two children as they lived in Arizona and New Mexico. He returned to Lyons in the fall of 1947 and resumed his vice-principal duties until his retirement in 1963.
On February 13th, 1976 in commemoration of a faithful friend, and ideal coach, principal and educator, the board of Education resolved that the Lyons High School Gymnasium be known as Elbert S. Atwood Gym.
Myron Ohmann ‘34
Myron Ohmann graduated from Lyons High School in 1934. He was a four-sport letter man including four years on the basketball team. As a player and team captain, Myron led his team to 30 out of 31 league wins in a three year span. One of the most memorable games for the team during that stretch was when he scored 15 points to lead Lyons against Sodus to clinch the league title.
He was a two time Democrat and Chronicle Class A All-Star as well as captain of the D&C’s “Dream Team”. At an All Star contest his senior year, he made 23 out of 25 free throws to share top honors. Myron was All-County in baseball, tennis and football. During his senior season of baseball, Myron had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Myron was a four-sport varsity letterman at St. Lawrence niversity for football and baseball and captained the basketball and tennis team. For his accomplishments during his collegiate years, Myron was inducted into the St. Lawrence Hall of Fame in 1991. He attended graduate school at Columbia University for a year and a half until he was drafted to serve in the United States Army in 1941. He was a member of the first convoy in the Pacific Ocean at the height of World War II and served overseas until 1945.
After years in family business, he taught math at Williamson Central for 23 years until his retirement in 1978. Myron lives in Lyons with his wife, Catherine and is the father of four children.
Nick DerCola ‘45
Nick DerCola lettered in four sports from 1942 till 1945. After his junior year of high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged and returned to high school for his senior year.
A stand out athlete, he received ten varsity letters. In football he played three varsity seasons and captained the team his junior and senior year. The squad was undefeated county champs two years in a row. On the hardwood Nick captained the basketball team and was the catcher on the baseball team for three years.
After high school Nick attended Ithaca College. He was awarded varsity letters for football, basketball, and baseball. He garnered Honorable Mention All-American honors for football and was the second leading hitter and the leading base stealer for the baseball team his senior year.
After he graduated from college in 1951, he began a 32 year teaching and coaching career in Clyde. He coached varsity football, baseball, boys basketball and girls basketball. As a football coach, Nick guided two football teams to sectional titles, three teams to undefeated seasons, and finished with a career record of 192-70-10. The football field at Clyde-Savannah is now named after Nick for his football accomplishments. He is the only coach in Section V history to win titles in four different sports.
Along with this year’s induction, Nick was inducted into the Ithaca Hall of Fame in 1971, the National High School Football Hall of Fame in 1985, the Section V Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Clyde-Savannah Hall of Fame in 2002.
Nick and his wife, Margaret, reside in Clyde and have five children and eleven grandchildren.
Bob Ohmann ‘68
Bob grew up in Lyons and worked in his dad’s movie theater, selling tickets and popcorn and cleaning up the place. He was a member of the varsity football team for 3 years, and he also played basketball, baseball, and tennis.
After graduating in 1968, Bob studied marketing at Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, N.Y. but left school in 1970 and began wiring buildings for a contractor. He got a job as an assistant site supervisor in Buffalo for Virginia-based Ryan Homes in 1972 and worked his way into a sales job in 1976. He was hired by Key Homes out of Raleigh in 1983 as vice president. Bob started St. Lawrence Homes in 1989 and the company was runner up “Small Business of the Year” for the state of North Carolina in 2003.
The Lyons School District has been the beneficiary of many outstanding gifts from Bob over the years. He donated funds for a new Fitness Center at the High School in 2002. Other contributions include lights for the sports fields, press boxes, score clocks, concession stands, wrestling mats, and numerous upgrades for all athletic fields just to name a few. Bob has also purchased uniforms and warm ups for many of the sports teams at Lyons. Several local players have been sent to the North Carolina Wolfpack Youth Football Camp and last spring he hosted the varsity baseball team during their spring trip to North Carolina.
Bob was instrumental in the development of the new Lyons Community Center that opened this past summer. His generous contributions to the town he grew up in include funding for youth sports, local churches, the Lyons Fire Department, Wayne County Literacy, and the Lyons Public Library.
Bob lives in Raleigh with his wife Leslie, and their two children.
Roger Bernhardt ‘69
Roger played four years on the varsity basketball and football teams and ran track his senior year. As a member of the basketball team his freshman year, his team won the league title during Coach Blackwell’s last season as head coach. He was named to all-league teams for basketball and football.
After he graduated from high school, Roger moved on to Butler Community College in Kansas where he played two years of football. He started his college career at tight end but was moved to guard to help bolster the offensive line. After junior college he transferred to Kansas University and played football for two more seasons. After his senior season in 1973, Roger’s tremendous play earned him spots in the Blue-Grey Game and the Senior Bowl that are still considered the most prestigious college all-star games in the country.
After college, the Pittsburgh Steelers took Roger in the third round of the 1973 NFL draft. He became only the second player from the Wayne-Finger Lakes conference to be drafted in the NFL. He then moved on to play with the Jets in 1974 and the Chiefs in 1975. An unfortunate knee injury against the Denver Broncos in 1975 ended his NFL Career.
Roger lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is the father of four children. He is a car manager in nearby Kansas City.
Pat Maddock ‘77
Pat Maddock was a graduate of Lyons Central School in 1977. During his high school years at Lyons high, Pat was a three-sport athlete including football, wrestling, and baseball.
Pat was an all conference fullback for three years and led his team to Wayne-Finger Lakes crown twice. He was the leading scorer in Section V with seventeen touchdowns his senior year to lead Lyons to an undefeated league season. He finished his outstanding football career in Lyons with 34 touchdowns and 2,194 yards. His accomplishments yielded him fourth team all state status and he was named as one of the top 100 New York All Stars by the state’s sportswriters.
In addition Pat had a career record of 25-5 and was a runner up in sectionals his senior year as a wrestler. In the spring he produced on the diamond, where he became an all conference outfielder for the baseball team.
Pat went on to play college football at Upper Iowa University. He was the first running back in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards his junior season. Pat holds records for the most rushing yards in a season (1166), most rushing yards in a career (3042), and finished with thirty-three career touchdowns. In 1991, Pat was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame.
As the wrestling coach for Lyons from 1984-1990, he had six wrestlers win sectional championships. He also coached junior varsity baseball and football and was the offensive coordinator for the Lyons football team when they won back-to-back sectional titles in 2002 and 2003.
Pat resides in Lyons with his, wife, Lauren and their three children.
Michelle (Lewis) Logins ‘85
Michelle graduated as one of the most accomplished athletes to attend Lyons. She earned eleven varsity letters including five in outdoor track and field. As a soccer player she earned second team all-league honors and won the “Outstanding Offense” award. As a senior she helped lead the Lady Lions volleyball team to an undefeated county season .
In outdoor track and field, Michelle won numerous Wayne County championship shields beginning as a freshman in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team. As a sophomore she duplicated her county sweeps in the three events and qualified for states in the 100m dash. She was a member of the 4x100m relay team that spring that won the New York State Championship.
In 1984 she competed in the International Sports Exchange in Cologne, Germany, where she was named Most Outstanding Athlete in America. She was a state qualifier in the 100m dash again as she led the team to another county crown. On the track during her senior year, she broke the school and county records in the 100m dash. She also broke the Section V Class C record in the 200m dash and was part of the sectional winning 4x100m team. She was named Lyons Female Athlete of the Year her junior and senior year.
After graduating from Lyons, she enrolled at Ithaca College where she broke the school records in the 100m and 200m dash as a freshman. She won ECAC Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships in three events and was named Division III All-American in both indoor and outdoor track and field.
Michelle currently resides in Newark with her two children. She is employed by Finger Lakes DDSO and has been a minister at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church since 1999.