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Monday, July 29, 2013

The Pursuit of Greatness - How Frank Girardi Built The Lycoming Football Legacy

By John Green
Williamsport, PA -  I have been working on a book for over a year about Lycoming Football. The draft version is entitled "The Pursuit of Greatness" which will highlight How Frank Girardi Built The Lycoming Football Legacy. It is one of the hardest ventures I have ever pursued. Since I am an accountant by trade and not known for my prose, it has been extremely difficult for me to write this book. I have still committed myself to finish this book and continue to preserver.


I have always had an idea of what they call "Crowd Sourcing" this book. For Lycoming College and Lycoming Football, that means letting those involved in the program, alumni and friends contribute to the chapters. That is where you come in! How about thinking about being a contributor. Have a great story that needs to be told. I really want them. The book already contains stories of victory, tragedy, perseverance, forgiveness, tears, joy and disruption that all came together for greatness.

My plan is to publish each chapter in the draft version here on LycomingFootball.com and I would appreciate your contributions, additions and historical corrections. I have interviewed Frank Girardi a number of times along with some family members. I have interviewed Mike Clark, Steve Wiser, and Dr. James E. Douthat and have gathered other information.

If interested, send your stories or comments to John.Green@wolnews.com and make sure the stories have an approximate date and state which section you feel it fits into. Your phone number would also be good for me to have. If you want to tell me a story, I have a tape recorder in hand and would love to meet up with you. Also please spread the word to other Lycoming football alumni and friends.

The Table of Contents for the book are as follows:

FORWARD
CHAPTER 1: The Pursuit of Greatness

     In the beginning
     The Matriarch and Patriarch
     Learning to be competitive
     Hail to the Champions

CHAPTER 2 - The Apprentice

     Things I learned in college
     Married and living in Jersey Shore
     Family
     Jersey Shore High School

CHAPTER 3 - Head Coach of Lycoming Football

     In charge
     A new direction
     Robb Curry
     Steve Wiser

CHAPTER 4 - The 1970's

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 5 - The 1980's

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 6 - The 1990's

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 7 - The 2000's - Time to plow again

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 8 - Ricky Lannetti Story

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 9 - The Difficult Transition

     This is the end
     Fallout
     Pullimg it together
     When the going gets tough

CHAPTER 10 - A New Era Begins

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 11 - It is the young men that count

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

CHAPTER 12 - The Pursuit of Greatness

     Section One
     Section Two
     Section Three
     Section Four

APPENDIX - Records and Rosters

1970's Record and Rosters by Year
1980's Record and Rosters by Year
1990's Record and Rosters by Year
2000's Record and Rosters by Year