ROSCOE – It should come as no surprise that during his 51-year tenure at Roscoe Central School, Hall of Famer, “Coach” Fred Ahart, reached the lives of many, far beyond the Roscoe …
ROSCOE – It should come as no surprise that during his 51-year tenure at Roscoe Central School, Hall of Famer, “Coach” Fred Ahart, reached the lives of many, far beyond the Roscoe community.
In his honor, his family started The Coach Fred Ahart Foundation, which is geared towards supporting student-athletes and anyone in need, which was important to Ahart.
A fundraiser, set for tonight and tomorrow at the “Coach” Fred Ahart Gymnasium at Roscoe Central School, will feature many of the coaches that are tied into Fred’s web.
Tonight, the Monticello JV girls and Roscoe JV girls will kick off the festivities with a matchup at 5 p.m.
Following the JV girls’ game, Fred’s grandson Dan Clancy will lead Livingston Manor’s JV boys against the Roscoe JV boys, coached by Amy Hill.
Tomorrow’s action features three separate varsity matchups, starting at 11 a.m when Chris Russo’s Monticello Panthers take on the Sullivan West Bulldogs, led by John Meyer.
Following that, the Seward Spartans will take on the Livingston Manor Wildcats.
Finally, the Blue Devils of Roscoe will have a rematch with the Eagles as the third and final matchup of the day, as Mike Hill leads Ahart’s former team against Bert Reid’s Downsville squad.
Maryanne Clancy, Fred’s daughter and one of the Foundation’s central members said, “It’s very humbling, and an honor, to see the impact that he has made. It’s great to see other coaches carrying the torch and doing the things that ‘Coach’ would have done.”
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