Friday, July 12, 2019

Lycoming Football: Girardi to deliver keynote address at Brotherhood Dinner

Football Hall of Fame Coach Frank Girardi
(Courtesy of John Green)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Frank Girardi, the Hall of Fame former Lycoming College football coach, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Lycoming County Brotherhood Annual Citation Dinner on Wednesday, July 31, at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center.

Girardi, who received the Ray Keyes Sports Award from the organization in 1997, will be honored once again along with Frank Lupacchino, Paul Missigman and Blue Star Mothers.

Over the course of 36 years, Girardi cobbled together one of the finest resumes in the history of college football. He won 257 games, which still ranks 16th all-time in NCAA history. He helped Lycoming win 13 Middle Atlantic Conference titles and make 11 appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He led the Warriors to the national title game in 1990 and 1997 and the semifinals in 1996.

The hallmarks of Girardi's teams seemed to always be the defense, which led Division III in total defense twice (1975, '83), rushing defense three times (1976, '82, '87) and scoring defense once (1999) during his career. By the mid-'80s, though, his offenses had the firepower to match the defense, leading the MAC in total offense for the first time in 1984 (178.5) and four more times in his career.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Steve Wiser’s 50th Year With Lycoming Football

This is Coach Wiser's lifeblood. Celebrating life experiences with
these great young men and coaches. More Photos!
One of the most humble legends of the game that I know, Steve Wiser, “The Wizard” has been gracing the soil of Lycoming College and football for 50 years (Student player & coach). Who stays with an institution for that long these days? He has seen nine United States Presidents and five Lycoming College presidents (John G. Detwiler, The Rev. Dr. Harold H. Hutson, The Rev. Dr. Frederick E. Blumer, Dr. James E. Douthat and currently Dr. Kent C. Trachte).

"Wise" as is one of his nicknames, is the Asst. Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator for the Warriors. Defense has always been in his blood and you can credit him as much as anyone for the two appearances to the National Championship games (1990 and 1997). This is not to take away anything from the College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Girardi.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Four Warriors added to Hampshire Honor Society

Four Warriors earned Hampshire Honor Society accolades.(Photo Courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Four significant contributors to the Lycoming College football team have earned a spot on the 2019 Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation in Dallas, Texas, announced on Wednesday, April 10.

The four members are seniors Dominic Loffredo (Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore), Joe Oquendo (Upland, Pa./Monsignor Bonner), Sam Romanofsky (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Andrew Traxler (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County).

Warriors Announce 2019 Incoming Football Class

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After reaching the postseason for the first time in 11 years in 2018, the Lycoming College football team will look to continue to build with an incoming recruiting class that features six all-state selections and 40 members, 12th-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Monday, May 27.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Two Hall of Famers We Are Very Proud Of In Lycoming County

Lycoming NCAA Hall of Fame coach Frank Girardi (L) and 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Mike Mussina.
(Photo Courtesy of John Green taken June 2, 2015)
FRANK GIRARDI:Longtime Lycoming head football coach Frank Girardi was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Girardi was the head coach at Lycoming from 1972 to 2007, amassing 257 wins in that time, good for 16th all time in NCAA history. Girardi led the Warriors to the NCAA Division-III tournament 11 times, and reached the national championship game in 1990 and 1997.

MIKE MUSSINA:Legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and Montoursville, Pa., native Mike Mussina will earn his iconic bronze plaque this summer as he has officially been named a member of the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A dedicated Little League® volunteer and Little League International Board of Directors member, Mr. Mussina will join fellow inductees and former Little Leaguers, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, and Mariano Rivera, as well as Today’s Game Era ballot winners, Harold Baines and Lee Smith, in this year’s induction.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Lycoming Football's Botts, Loffredo earn slot on Academic All-MAC Team

#57 Junior Offensive Lineman Cody Botts (Millmont, Pa./Mifflinburg)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – For the sixth straight year, at least two Lycoming College football players have earned Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors, with junior offensive lineman Cody Botts (Millmont, Pa./Mifflinburg) and senior linebacker Dominic Loffredo (Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) each earning a slot on the team, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas Lycoming Football Fans, Past, Present and Future!

Merry Christmas Lycoming Football fans and a happy, healthy and safe New Year. Thank you for following and for your sons who have made Lycoming Football the Legacy that it is today! We look forward to the 2019 season while remembering all those who have played and supported Warrior Football in the past.

Lycoming College is a great school. Trust that upon graduation, your son will have a very valuable degree. One of the finest colleges in Division III. When deciding on a football school for your son, look also to the quality of education they will receive. I can vouch for that quality education.

So all the best to you our fans and future fans.

Warmest regards,

John Green '77