A Clarkson Mosaic - page 508

Athletic Hall of Fame.
Fifteen former Golden Knights were inducted as charter members in
Clarkson's Athletic Hall of Fame on October 31. In a room at the end of "Main Street" in the
Cheel Student Center, the details of the athletic careers of these 15 athletes are available on a
video display area.
Corby Adams, 1964:
Hockey center; 76 goals, 83 assists; All- American who helped
Clarkson to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including second-place finish
in 1962.
Frank Costello, 1939:
Top basketball scorer, 1936, 1937: nearly 10 points per game
when that was an achievement; played baseball; Ice Carnival King, 1939.
Ed Fay, 1964:
Wrestler: posted 27-1 dual meet record between 1961 and 1964, and set
school records in 137, 147, and 157 pound class. Clarkson in 1963 was 10-0; Fay scored
43 points for school record; career marks for falls at 17, and team points at 119.
Clarence "Boots" Gaffney, 1936:
Quarterback who led 1936 football team to
conference championship; led 1934 team in scoring and helped 1935 team win 15
games, a school record; played basketball; son Pete played basketball and baseball in
the 1950s.
Al Graham, 1959:
Soccer halfback and co-captain; three-year hockey defenseman,
helping Clarkson to first NCAA appearance; midfielder for lacrosse.
Jack Hantz:
32-year member of athletic faculty beginning in 1953; brought soccer,
lacrosse, and wrestling to Clarkson; served as associate professor, coach, athletic
director, and PE department chairman; lacrosse field named in his honor.
Hank Hodge:
"Mr. Baseball of Northern New York;" 38 years as coach of football,
basketball, baseball, and athletic director from 1944-67; baseball team record of 296-
220, with 27 winning seasons; main sports complex named in his honor.
Alan Nolet, 1978:
Lacrosse All-American: one of Division III's top attackers in the
1970s; averaged 5.53 points per game; scored 83 goals and a school record of 133
assists in 39 games; scored seven goals and five assists in 13-11 upset of Ithaca College
in 1977, scoring both overtime goals for the win; jersey number 22 retired.
Jack Phillips, 1943:
Baseball pitcher-first baseman; helped 1943 to 19-1 record;
leading scorer for 1942 team's 14-1 record; 24 years baseball coach at Clarkson,
replacing Hodge in 1965, and retiring in 1988; played professionally with New York
Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Detroit Tigers.
Paul Pilon:
Hockey; died in car accident in 1937: four killed, 10 hurt; honored as
defenseman and excellent student with Pilon Award.
Kelly Priestley, 1981:
Hockey, lacrosse, tennis; only female inductee; helped women's
hockey team to 45-125-1 record in four seasons; scored 93 goals and 47 assists in 71
games; co-captain of hockey and lacrosse.
Ed Rowe, 1957:
Hockey All-American; one of greatest scorers in college hockey: 87
goals and 95 assists; NCAA record of scoring in 38 consecutive games.
Phil "Pinky" Ryan, 1935:
Baseball and basketball captains; served athletic staff for 26
John Siedlecki, 1935:
Football All-American; helped Clarkson win state small college
title in 1932; basketball, and baseball catcher and captain.
Dave Taylor, 1977:
Hockey All-American and ECAC Player of the Year for Clarkson;
41 goals and 67 assists in 1976-77 season; Clarkson's leading career scorer with 98
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