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Bill Aris

Cross Country
Enshrined 2015

As the long-time Fayetteville-Manlius High School Boys and Girls Cross-Country Coach, Bill Aris has guided the F-M girls to 8 national championships in the last 9 years along with 9 consecutive state championships. He coached F-M boys to 7 state titles and in 2014, his boys and girls teams became the first high school to win the boys and girls title in the same year. He was named 2014 National and New York State Cross Country Coach of the Year, and was dubbed the “Lombardi of Team Running” by the Wall Street Journal. He is a proponent of the “Stotan method”-- combining philosophy with eating, sleeping, training, and devotion to teammates.

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