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Rose Marie Fox

Wayland Central – Class of 1973


Rose was the Wayland-Cohocton Cheerleading Coach over 26 years.  During her tenure, she won and held many titles:


  • Livingston County Division I Cheerleading Championships – 17 titles

  • Section V Cheerleading Championships – 20 titles

  • Livingston County Athletic Association Coach of the Year – 1999

  • Section V Coach of the Year – 15 times

  • National Cheerleading Coach of the Year Finalist in 1994 and 2003

  • Three-time Greater Rochester Cheerleading Championship Grand Champion

  • Over 50 First Place Championships in Steuben, Livingston, Finger Lakes, Monroe County and Buffalo Area Cheerleading Tournaments

  • Recipient of the Best Choreography Award

  • Two-time Ronald McDonald House All-Star Coach

  • Only team in Section V Cheerleading to win 11 consecutive sectional titles

  • Only cheerleading team in Section V to be named to Channel WOKR 13’s “Team of the Week”


Rose was a cheerleader in high school for 4 years.  She was named MVP her senior year.


Rose has been married to Daniel Fox for 38 years and they have two daughters, Tara and Autumn.



Heidi Brooks Grimins

Wayland-Cohocton - Class of 2002



Heidi is still recognized by many as one of the outstanding softball pitchers in Section V.  While in high school, she was a four-time LCAA All Star in softball, two-time in basketball and participated in the exceptional senior games for volleyball, basketball and softball.


Highlights of Heidi’s stellar career at Wayland-Cohocton include:  lead the LCAA in scoring her senior year with an average of 18.7 ppg; lead her team to the 2002 Class B NYS Final Four in softball; selected at the Section V Class B MVP in softball in 2002; pitched 2 perfect games, had 860 career strikeouts, pitched 10 no-hitters, while batting .400.  During her remarkable high school career, she was also presented the NYS Scholar Athlete Award in each season she participated in.


Following graduation, she attended Corning Community College where she played softball and basketball and graduated with honors and earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Math and Science.  In 2004, she earned the Betty Garber National Female athlete of the year award.  She will also be inducted into the inaugural class of the CCC Hall of Fame.  Following her career at CCC, she attended Alfred University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, while playing softball.


She currently lives in Savona, NY with her husband and works as a tax professional.



Jim Karcanes

Wayland Central Class of 1989


Jim (Uhl) participated in Cross Country, Wrestling and Track and was team captain of all three sports during his senior year.


As a senior, in Cross Country he won every regular season meet and led his team to the team Class B, Section V Championship by winning the individual Class B Championship.  He went on to win the Class B New York State Cross Country Championship.  He was selected as 2nd team all NYS that fall and placed in the top 20 at the Northeast Region National Cross Country Qualifier.


Jim wrestled all four years of high school and was runner-up at the Livingston County Wrestling Championship in 1989. 


In Track, he was the Section V Class B winner in the 1600m and 3200m in 1988; and the 1600m and 3200m relay in 1989.  He won super sectionals, setting the school record of 4:16 in the 1600m.  It was the 8th fastest time in Section V history.  He later placed 7th at the NYS Track Championship and earned a running scholarship to the University of South Carolina.

As a USC college freshman, he set a record in the 5000m in 1990; he was All-Conference in Cross Country in 1990; 2nd place team honors in Metro Conference 1991; President’s and Dean’s list for academic excellence and was selected to two National Honor Societies.


At Houghton College, he was NAIA Conference Champion 1500m, 5000m, 3200m relay in 1994.


In the Army, Jim held many High Physical Fitness Awards at:  Field Artillery Basic Officer Course; Field Artillery Advanced Officer Course; Nuclear Biological, Chemical School; US Army Airborne School and Naval War College.  He was a member (and Captain) of Fort Drum’s Army 10 miler team.


Jim went on to Coach Women’s Cross Country at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.  He was twice named North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year; coached four All Conference runners and the 2010 Conference Champion.  Jim was also a Boston Marathon qualifier.


Jim is currently Brigade Commander at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.