Monday, May 30, 2016

2016 Lycoming College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Coach Steve Wiser and Coach Girardi
(Left to Right) Jerry Girardi, Mike Clark, Inductee Sean Graf, Coach Frank Girardi, Robb Curry and Steve Wiser.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Northumberland County Commissioners Honor Legendary Lycoming Football Coach Frank Girardi

2001 - Head Coach Frank Girardi present an award to
defensive back Derrick Dougherty from Media, PA,
Cardinal O’Hara HS
Sunbury, PA - According to the Daily Item, the commissioners presented a proclamation to retired football coach Frank Girardi.

Girardi, 76, a 36-year football coach from Lycoming College who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December, coached hundreds of players from Northumberland County schools, including Schiccatano. His record was 257-97-4.

“He has helped and coached so many athletes in our area,” Schiccatano said. “We have kids from every high school who played for this coach.”

Girardi’s legacy is his players, he said.

Girardi said he will always have a special place in his heart for coal region athletes.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Girardi Reaches Ultimate Recognition as College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016

The world changed in 2001 and Lycoming Head Coach Frank Girardi was someone who kept things in perspective and gave much needed support.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – At the end of the 1971 football season, Frank Girardi got a knock on his door. An assistant coach for the Lycoming College football team, he was surprised to find then-Lycoming College President Harold Hutson there. The conversation was quick, as Girardi remembers it, and by the time Hutson left, Girardi was the head coach of the Warriors.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lycoming Football - Happy 75th Birthday Coach "G"

Happy Birthday Coach "G"
Williamsport, PA - The Girardi family always celebrates great achievements and great events. It was fitting then that they gathered to wish Lycoming's retired Head Football Coach of 36 years a happy 75th birthday on July 16, 2014.

His friends surprised him with a "new" outfit to celebrate in!! Frank wanted to make sure you know that the outfit was a gag gift. He didn't want the Internet to think he dresses like that. We hope you noticed he's wearing his championship ring in the photo. He never leaves home without it!!

At the event, comments echoed all around the room. "Tonight we help celebrate this amazing man's 75th birthday," one family member announced. "Love my Dad," said another. "Happy birthday to the best Papa is the world!" "Youngest 75 year-old I know," quoted another. Just like his wonderful family, Coach Girardi is know for establishing the Lycoming Football Family, an atmosphere that survives to this day.

In 36 years of coaching Lycoming College football, head coach Frank Girardi firmly established himself as a legend in his field. He built one of the most respected and consistently successful NCAA Division III football programs in the nation.