Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Meerkat Video Update - Lycoming Football is a Family

Williamsport, PA - Recently I attended the 2015 Lycoming College Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony on campus at Lycoming College. The Athletics Hall of Fame receives nominations each year and a select few are inducted. But it is the family atmosphere that I have always found in the football program that intrigues me.

Credit goes in my opinion to Retired Head Coach Frank Girardi with a close second to Assistant Head Coach Steve Wiser and now Athletic Director and Head Coach Mike Clark.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Video - Lycoming Football Hall of Fame Inductee John Scanlan's acceptance speech

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lycoming Football Hall of Fame Inductee John Scanlan '01

John Scanlan '01  (Second from Right) Nominated by Lindsey Scanlan '03
Career Highlights:

  • Three-time First Team All-MAC defensive back (1998, '99, 2000)
  • Helped team win four Freedom League titles (1997, '98, '99, 2000)
  • Helped team win three MAC titles (1997, '98, '99)
  • A two-time Lycoming Defensive MVP (1999, 2000)
  • Second in school history with 22 career interceptions
  • Led team in interceptions twice (1998, '99)
  • 18th in school history with 211 career tackles
Scanlan is the 72nd person associated with the football program 
to earn induction into the Hall of Fame
Scanlan and his wife, Lindsey '03, have three sons, Connor, Braydon and Jax.

Video - Lycoming Football Hall of Fame Inductee Scott Miller's acceptance speech

Lycoming Football Hall of Fame Inductee Scott Miller '96

Scott Miller '96 (Second from Right) Nominated by Joe Soney '72
Career Highlights:

  • 1993 Second Team Associated Press Little All-American
  • Two-time Third Team Champion USA/SID All-American (1993, '94)
  • Two-time First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference defensive back (1993, '94)
  • Tied for Division III lead with nine interruptions in 1993
  • A member of two MAC Championship Teams (1991, '92)
  • Fourth in school history with 17 career interceptions
  • Ninth in school history with 23 pass breakups
Miller is the 71st person associated with the football program
to earn induction into the Hall of Fame
Miller and his wife Laura (Soney) '95 have two sons, Brendan and Spencer. Laura's father, Joe ia a 1972 graduate of Lycoming.

Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Warrior Football Graduates Photo

Football seniors do the "Yes" chant at the end of the commencement ceremony.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Lycoming Football Family morns the passing of Bill Small

#20 Bill Small (R) holds Head Coach Frank Girardi
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
Lycoming Football sent a tweet yesterday as follows:

Shocked & saddened to learn of the passing of All American LB Bill Small this morning. RIP Smalley! You'll be missed. 

Bill Small, from Philadelphia, Pa., was a three-time All-MAC linebacker that left his impact on the Warrior defense. He recorded 202 career tackles, 15 interceptions and four sacks, earning the College's Defensive Player of the Year three times. A team captain in 1991, he helped lead the Warriors to three MAC titles from 1989-91 and the 1990 national title game. He was a two-time Champion USA All-American, earning third-team honors as a junior and first-team accolades as a senior. He was inducted into the College's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Small is an operations manager at FedEx Freight in Delanco, N.J.