You can’t mention Section III high school sports without thinking of Frank DiChristina.
Frank was involved for 53 years within the organization, including terms as president, vice-president and chairman of many committees. A fixture at Chittenango High School, Frank was athletic director in addition to coaching baseball, football, cross-country and wrestling.
As athletic director, Frank expanded the school’s sports programs from 10 to 60. His Chittenango high school baseball teams (1956-1997) won more than 350 games, five Tri-Valley titles and he was honored three times as coach of the year. As an athlete in his own right, he played four years of football at Brockport, captaining the 1955 team. He also played baseball for two years.
Frank earned his masters degree from Syracuse University in 1961 and athletic administration certification in 1966. Deeply involved in many community organizations, Frank was inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame and the baseball field at Chittenango is named in his honor.