Induction Class of 2023
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2004

Participated in swimming (boys' and girls' inaugural season), track and field volleyball

Varsity Boys' Swimming (four years): Diving State Qualifier 2002

Varsity Girls' Swimming Inaugural Year (one year):

  • Section V Girls' Champion Diving

  • LCAA All-Star (2003)

  • LCAA Senior Swimmer/Diver of the Year (2003)

  • LCAA Most Outstanding Performer (2003)

  • Top 5 at State Qualifier Girls' Diving

  • NYS Team (competed in Girls' Diving)

  • First Athlete in WCCS swimming history (boy or girl) to make it to NYS competition

Records Held for Varsity Girls' Swimming: 

  • WCCS Girls’ 6-Dive Record (226.80) still holds the record today

  • WCCS Girls’ 11-Dive Record (387.25) still holds the record today

  • LCAA Girls’ 6-Dive Record

  • LCAA Girls’ 11-Dive Record

  • Bath Girls’ Pool Record 6-Dives

  • WCCS Girls’ 200 Freestyle Relay Record

  • WCCS Girls’ 400 Freestyle Relay Record

Varsity Girls' Track (five years):

  • Section V Champion 100 Hurdles (2001, 2003)

  • Section V Champion 400 Hurdles (2003)

  • Section V Champion High Jump (2002, 2003)

  • Section V Champion 1600 Relay (2003)

  • Section V Team Championship Girls’ Track (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)

  • State Meet 1600 Relay (2003)

  • LCAA Division 1 All-Star (2003)

Records Held for Varsity Girls’ Track:

  • High Jump (5’5”) still holds the record today

Volleyball: (JV for two years, varsity for one year)

Athletic Achievements/Awards

  • WCCS 4-year Contribution Award

  • WCCS Golden Eagle Award

  • WCCS Tri-Athlete

  • WCCS Varsity Girls' Swimming: MVP Award (2004)

  • Wegman's Athlete of the Month: Boys' Swimming (2002), Girls' Track (2003), Girls' Swimming (2003)

  • Scholar Athlete Awards: Boys' Swimming (four years), Girls' Swimming (one year), Track (five years), Volleyball (one year)

Inducted Class of 2006
Wayland Central School Class of 1968

Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball

Tom had an outstanding career in basketball. As a junior, he was a key member of the undefeated 17-0 County Championships Team that reached the Section V Championship game before suffering their first loss of the season. He returned to his senior year to lead the team, averaging 21 points per game on the way to a 15-1 record to repeat as county champions.

Tom is still recognized by many as one of the finest basketball players to graduate from Wayland. Following graduation, Tom went to St. Bonaventure University, where he played with NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and made the NCAA men's basketball tournament final four in 1970.

Inducted Class of 2011
Wayland Central School Class of 1957

Participated in soccer and basketball

Bernie was the first Wayland athlete to start on the varsity soccer and basketball teams as a freshman. He lettered in both sports all four years of his high school career, earning eight varsity letters in the two sports.

Bernie was a member of the First Team League and County All Star Teams in soccer during his junior and senior years. He was also a member of the First Team League and County All Star Team in basketball during his sophomore, junior and senior years. During the 1955-56 season, he was the county scoring leader with an average of 18.9 points per game. In the season 1956-57, he led the county in scoring with an average of 21.2 points per game and also average 16 rounds per game.

Bernie served two years in the Army after graduation. He had five children in the Wayland Central District and has retired to Florida.

Inducted Class of 2007
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 1995

Participated in soccer, basketball and softball

Kristie had an outstanding career in soccer, basketball and softball. In soccer, she was selected to the Livingston County All Star Team during her junior and senior year. As a senior, Kristie was also selected to the Livingston County Exceptional Senior Team.

In basketball, she was selected to the Livingston County All Star Team during her junior and senior years. As a senior, Kristie was selected All Greater Rochester All Star Team and played in the Ronald McDonald All Star Game. Kristie broke the single points, single season and career scoring records and the career rebounding record for the basketball program.

In softball, she was a member of the 1995 Section V Class CCC Championship Team and was named the Section V Class CCC Most Valuable Player. She was selected to the Livingston County All Star Team during her junior and senior years. As a senior, Kristie was also selected to the Livingston County Exceptional Senior Team.

Following graduation, Kristie went on to have a successful basketball career at Niagara University.

Induction Class of 2013
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 1999

Participated in volleyball, swimming and softball

Volleyball - Varsity 10th through 12th grades

  • Named to LCAA Division 1 All Star Team 10th, 11th, 12th grade;

  • Team captain 11th, 12th grade

  • Wegman's October Athlete of the Month

  • Names LCAA Exceptional Senior Team

  • Team MVP 11th grade; Co-MVP 12th grade

  • 604 kills, 801/877 serves made (91%), 162 service aces

Softball - Varsity, 10th through 12th grades

  • 176 career at bats, 62 career hits, career average: .307,

  • Three-year starter in varsity softball

  • Livingston County Division 1 Champion - 1997

  • Class B Sectional Finalist - 1998

Swimming - Varsity 9th through 12th grades

  • Upon graduation, Stacey held the school records in 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 100 backstroke, 400 freestyle relay; As of 2013, Stacey still holds school records in the 200 freestyle relay, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke;

  • LCAA All-Star all four years of high school

  • LCAA Female Swimmer of the Year - 12the grade;

  • Team MVP (on boys' teams) 12th grade

  • As of 2013, Stacey remains the highest career point scoring female in Wayland-Cohocton's female swimming program's history;

Stacey attended Babson College where she continued her athletic career in swimming . Her college coach was quoted as saying, "Stacey showed a tremendous work ethic, incredible intensity and an unmatched competitive fire that set the standards for our team."

Induction Class of 2007
Wayland Central School Class of 1966

Participated in soccer, basketball, swimming and baseball

Jim had an outstanding career in soccer and swimming. In soccer, he was a member of back-to-back undefeated county championship teams during his sophomore and junior years. During his senior year, Jim led the team in scoring with 23 goals while leading the team to their third straight County Championship.

In swimming, as a junior, Jim was an individual County Champion as helped lead the team to the Team County Championship. In his senior year, he helped lead the team to an undefeated league record and another county championship.

Following graduation, Jim went on to have a successful soccer career at Bowling Green University. While at Bowling Green, Jim set the school scoring records while earning All-Midwest and All-Ohio status. Jim then returned to his Alma Mater where he roached the boys' soccer team to consecutive Livingston County Championships.

DONALD W. BROOKS, Recognized Posthumously
Induction Class of 2008,
Wayland Central School Class of 1965

Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball

Don's high school athletic career earned him the Charles Capron Athletic Award and the Frank Jones Memorial Award. Don was president of his sophomore, junior and senior classes.

Following graduation, Don went to Cortland and played soccer for four years under coach T. Fred Holloway. He graduated with a degree in physical education. He was then drafted into the Army and was placed in the pharmacy department. Upon completion of his military service, he received a pharmacy degree in 1975 from the University at Buffalo.

Don supported youth athletics throughout his life as a coach, parent and community member. He was active in Wayland Little League, summer soccer and Vince Lombardi football. He also served for fire years on the WCS Board of Education.

This award is given posthumously as Don lost a courageous battle in 1996. There are three scholarships given in his memory at WCCS - one to a student entering into pharmacy and two sports scholarships given to a male and female student who have participated in sports over their high school years and have maintained the highest grade point average.

Induction Class of 2012
Wayland-Cohocton Class of 2002

Participated in softball, volleyball and basketball

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 included: led the league in basketball her senior year with an average of 18.7 ppg; led her team to to the 2002 Class B NYS FInal Four in softball; selected at the Section V Class B MVP in softball in 2002; pitched two 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 earning an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Math and Science. In 2004, she earned the Betty Garber National Female Athlete of the Year Award. She was also 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.

Induction Class of 2006
Cohocton Central School Class of 1959

Participated in baseball, basketball, tennis and volleyball

Recognized by many as one of the best athletes to graduate from Cohocton. Jim has had an impressive coaching career at Prattsburgh High School. During his tenure, his boys basketball teams won over 450 games, 12 league championships, six Section V championships, and one state championship. His girls basketball teams won six league championships and four Section V championships. His baseball teams won over 350 games while earning 10 league championships and four Section V Championships. As a softball coach, hs teams won three league championships and one Section V championship.

Jim was named the Section V Basketball Coach of the Year in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1994; He was named the New York State Basketball Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1994. In 2005, Jim was inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hall of Fame.

Induction Class of 2023
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2009

Participated in soccer, basketball, softball

Terin was part of one of the most successful groups of female athletes in school history. During her athletic career she was a member of teams that captured five LCAA Championships, three Section V Championships, made one NY State Basketball Quarter Final appearance and NYS State Softball Quarter final appearance and a

Scholar Athlete Team State Championship in basketball.

Other team accomplishments include: 

  • LCAA Championships: Basketball (2008, 2009) Softball (2007, 2008, 2009)

  • Section V Championships: Basketball (2008, 2009), Softball (2009)

  • NYS State Championships: Basketball Quarter Finals (2009), Basketball Scholar Athlete Champions (2009), Softball Quarterfinals (2009)

Individual Accomplishments: 

  • LCAA Division 1 All-Star: Soccer (2007, 2008), Basketball (2008, 2009), Softball (2008, 2009)

  • Section V All-Tournament Team: Basketball (2008, 2009), Softball (2007)

  • Exceptional Senior: Soccer, Basketball Softball

After leaving Wayland-Cohocton, Terin attended Keuka College where she competed in soccer and softball. As a member of the Keuka College softball team she earned Second Team All-Conference honors in 2010 and was First Team All-Conference in 2011. As a soccer player she earned Second Team All-Conference honors in 2011. Terin competed in four NCAA Championships while at Keuka.

Induction Class of 2018
Cohocton Central School Class of 1978

One of Cohocton’s elite athletes from the 1970’s, Terry excelled in four sports: soccer, basketball, badminton and baseball. With a soccer career which included 30 goals, Terry also scored 705 points during his basketball career averaging 16.0 ppg as a junior and 18.0 ppg as a senior. He was a two-time Section V finalist in badminton and played a key role in helping the baseball team win the 1978 Steuben County Championship. Terry went on to attend Arkansas State where he became a two-year Varsity Letterman for the volleyball team in 1981-82.

Terry was the school’s Athletic Director from 1997-2003. He coached boys’ soccer from 1986-1989 and girls’ soccer from 2014-2017. As the girls’ coach, Terry led the 2015 tam to its first LCAA D1 Championship, and an appearance in the championship game earning him coach of the year for Class B. 

As a baseball coach, Terry turned the program into a powerhouse, winning 10 LCAA D1 Championships in 14 years, tallying 218 career wins. His teams were two-time Section V Champions, five-time finalists, and received two #1 seed in sectionals. Terry stayed heavily involved in the baseball program for all 31 years. Terry acted as the “General Manager” and coach who played a key role in two more Section V titles for the Eagles in 2012 and 2013. He also designed the current baseball complex and it remains one of the best in NY State. 

Induction Class of 2011
Wayland Central School Class of 1992

Participated in baseball, basketball, soccer and golf

During his high school career, Sean played four years of varsity baseball, three years of varsity basketball, three years of varsity soccer and one year of varsity golf. Sean was a two-time Division 1, first team all-star in baseball, basketball and soccer. He was also an exceptional senior in all three sports. In 1991, he participated in the Section V Class CC All-Tournament Team in basketball. Sean was the first Wayland basketball player to participate in the Ronald McDonald All-Star Basketball game.

As a senior, Sean had 18.2 points per game in basketball. He had 72 career hits in baseball and a .434 average with 25 RBI in his senior year. He holds the school record for 72 consecutive at-bats without a strike-out.

Sean anchored down the soccer teams' defense for three consecutive years from stopper position, scoring seven goals as a senior. He continued a successful four-year career as a soccer player at Ohio Northern University. At Ohio, he received Honorable Mention and a second team All-Conference in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Dr. Burroughs earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at Ohio Northern University. He is the clinical pharmacy coordinator at Watuga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Induction Class of 2008
Wayland Central School Class of 1984

Participated in cross country, basketball and baseball

George was named MVP for cross country his sophomore and junior seasons; and MVP for baseball his senior year. George helped lead his cross country team to two straight league titles in 1982 and 1983 and to the Section V Class B Championship in 1982. He led his baseball team to the LCAA Division 1 title in 1983. He was also the leading pitcher, held the highest batting average and had the most home runs during his senior year.

as a senior, George led the basketball league in assists and averaged 12 points per game. He was the co-recipient of the Roy Baldwin Award for Excellence in Basketball in 1983-84. 

Induction Class of 2018
Cohocton Central School Class of 1976

Participated in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Track and Tennis

One of Cohocton’s outstanding athletes, Henry earned four Varsity letters in Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball and Track. He also earned three Varsity letters in Basketball and one in Tennis. His 21 Varsity letters are the most in school’s history. During his junior and senior seasons, Henry was Captain of the soccer, basketball and baseball teams. In 1975 and 1976, Henry was Cohocton’s Athlete of the Year. 

Coach Ellsworth Tripp said Henry arguably  was one of the top Soccer players to wear a Cohocton uniform. He was instrumental in leading Cohocton to League Titles in 1973, 1974 and 1975. During the 1975 season he scored 34 goals, which led the County and was a school record at the time. As a freshman, Henry scored the first goal of the game in a win over Hornell. In 1974 and 1975, Henry was the MVP of the annual Spud Jug game vs Avoca. 

In baseball, Cohocton won the league title in 1974 and 1975, reaching the Section V Finals in 1974. Henry was 36 for 36 in stolen base attempts during his junior and senior years. Henry was known for his setting abilities, leading the 1974 and 1975 Volleyball teams to County Titles and a 1975 Sectional Title. Henry also ranks in the school’s top 10 basketball scoring list with a career total of 830 points. 

Henry remained in the soccer spotlight officiating for 39 years. He was one of the top rated officials in Section V and officiated at the State tournament eight times. 

Induction Class of 2020
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2010

Participated in soccer, basketball and track

Soccer: JV (one year), Varsity (three years)

  • 2007, 2008 States: 165 saves, 9 shutouts

  • LCAA Division 1 All Star Team 2008

  • NYS All State 4th Team 2008

Basketball: Varsity (Five Years)

  • NYS All State: 2008 7th team; 2008 3rd team; 2010 2nd team

  • 2010 Ronald McDonald All Star Game MVP

  • 2007 Section V Class B All-Tournament Team and MVP in 2008, 2009, 2010

  • 2010 Section V Birds Eye Foods Player of the Year for Livingston County Division 1

  • 2009 Livingston County News Athlete of the Year

  • LCAA Division 1 All Star Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Livingston County News Super 18 Team: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • All Greater Rochester 2009 and 2010 1st Team, 2008 2nd Team.

  • 2009 NYS Scholar Athlete State Champion

  • WC Basketball Records: All-time leader in: steals (332), assists (480); second in scoring (1,482 career), third overall in career three-pointers (75), fourth overall in career rebounds (546)

Track: Varsity (Five Years):

  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Section V Shot Put Champion

  • 2009 Section V Discus Champion

  • 2008 and 2010 LCAA Shot Put Champion

  • 2009 & 2010 LCAA Discus Champion

  • State Discus Medalist: 2009 Fourth Place, 2010 Sixth Place,

  • 2010 State Shot Put Medalist Fifth Place

  • WC School Record Holder: Discus 117’9”; Shot Put 38’7”

  • University of Hartford - Division 1 Basketball (four years)

  • 2011NCAA Tournament

  • 2011 America East Tournament Champion

  • 10th on the All-Time Assist Leader List

  • All State Good Works Team 2014 at the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tennessee

Academic Achievement:

  • WC class rank: 4/127; Honors Club, Four-Year Award with Distinction, Four-Year Class VP;

WC Athletic Awards:

  • 2010 Kyle Costello Award for Outstanding Junior Athlete

  • 4-year Contribution Award

  • Scholar Athlete in basketball and track: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; Soccer 2006, 2007, 2008

Induction Class of 2023
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2012

Participated in football, basketball and baseball

Varsity Football (3 years): 

  • Member of 1st WC Section V Finalist Team (2011)

  • Section V Class C Offensive Player of the Year (2011)

  • Section V Class C Most Valuable Offensive Back (2011)

  • NYS Class C All-State 1st Team (2011)

  • LCAA Division 1 All-League (2010 and 2011) 

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist (2011)

  • Section V Eddie Meath All-Star Game (2011)

  • WC All-Time Leading Passer: 2,610 Career Yards (2011)

  • WC Touchdown Leader: 35 Career

  • WC Career Points: 238 - No. 1 in WCCS history

Varsity Basketball (3 years): 

  • Section V Class B2 Finalist (2011, 2012) 

  • Section V Class B2 Champion (2012)

  • Section V Class B2 All-Tournament Team MVP (2012)

  • Section V Class B2 All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011, 2012)

  • All-Greater Rochester: 1st Team (2012)

  • Ronald McDonald All-Star Game (2012)

  • LCAA Division 1 All-Star - 2011, 2012 and LCAA Division 1 Champion (2012)

  • Livingston County News Athlete of the Year (2012)

  • NYS Class B All-State: 8th Team (2011), 2nd Team (2012)

  • NYS Western Regional Finalist (2012)

  • Hornell Tribune Male Player of the Year

Varsity Baseball (2 years): 

  • Section V Class B Champion (2012)

  • NYS Class B Far West Regional Champion (2012)

  • NYS Class B Final Four (2012)

  • Section V Class B MVP (2012)

  • All Greater Rochester (2012)

  • LCAA Division 1 Champion (2012)

  • LCAA Division 1 All Star (2012)

  • NYS Class B All-State 1st Team (2012)

  • 2012 Season Stats: Innings Pitched: 87 (WC record); ERA: 2.33; Strikeouts: 69; Walks: 19; Pitching Victories: 12 (WC Record)

Athletic Achievements/Awards: 

  • WC Kyle Costello Outstanding Award

  • Junior Athlete Award

  • WC Athlete of the Year (2012)

  • Scholar Athlete Awards: Football (2009, 2010, 2011); Basketball (2010, 2011, 2012), Baseball (2011, 2012)

  • Division 3 Football at Carnegie Mellon University (four years)

Academic Achievements/Awards:

  • 2012 Class Valedictorian

  • Class Treasurer

  • National Honor Society

  • NYS Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Section V Press Radio Club Harvey Anderson Scholarship

  • Graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Induction Class of 2024
Wayland Central School Class of 1984

Athlete Jennifer Gibson, Wayland Central School, Class of 1984: Jennifer’s high school athletic career started as an eighth grader playing at the varsity level in soccer, volleyball, softball, and junior varsity basketball. For the balance of her high school career, she was a starter on varsity in all four sports. This extraordinary achievement makes her the most decorated letterman in Wayland Central School’s history. A record that remains unrivaled for almost 40 years. 

Jennifer continued her athletic career at the collegiate level and graduated from UCONN with a degree in Sports Psychology. For thirty years, Jen was a much-loved physical education teacher dedicated to teaching her students how to move and enjoy sports. In her retirement, she has become an avid tennis player where she dominates the court and has won multiple tournaments over the last several years. 

Jennifer’s stats are as follows: 

Volleyball, 5-year Letterman: 

  • LCAA Division All-Star Team and ranked #1 Player in the Division: 1983, 1984

  • Section V Class B All-Star: 1982, 1984

  • 3rd Annual Wellsville Tournament MVP: 1984

  • Team MVP: 1984

  • Team Co-Captain: 1984

  • Section V Championship Team: 1982

  • Livingston Conference Championship Team: 1983 (undefeated), 1984

  • Cal-Mum Tournament Championship Team: 1984, 1984

Soccer: 5-year Letterman: 

  • LCAA Division All-Star Team: 1983, 1984

  • Team MVP: 1984

  • Team Co-Captain: 1984

Basketball: 4-year Letterman

  • LCAA Division All-Star Team: 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Section V All-Star Team: 1983, 1984

  • Co-led the team in scoring: 1983, 1984

  • MVP: 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Team Co-Captain: 1984

Softball: 5-year Letterman

  • LCAA Division All-Star: 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Team MVP: 1983

  • Team Co-Captain: 1984

  • Livingston Conference Championship Team: 1983 (11-2)

  • Livingston Conference Team Finalist: 1984 (10-3)

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” Serena Williams

Induction Class of 2014
Wayland Central School Class of 1981

Participated in soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball

  • 1977-1981: Four-sport athlete for all four years

  • Earned varsity letter as a freshman

  • Recipient of the 800 point award

  • Recipient of the senor award for a female who contributed the most to athletics during her four-years of participation

  • Selection to the Section v Class B Volleyball All-Tournament Team in 1981

  • MVP in soccer in 1980, volleyball in 1981, softball in 1981

  • Four-year member of Girls' Leaders Club (Women's Athletic Club)

  • Member of 10 sectional qualifying teams

  • Team captain for soccer and volleyball in 1980, basketball and softball in 1981

  • Soccer : 1977-1980 Goalkeeper; 151 saves in 1978

  • Volleyball: 1978-1981: setter

  • Basketball: 1978-1981: guard

  • Softball: 1978-1981 (four seasons of varsity catcher and third base

  • Four-year member of varsity club

"Elissa was an exceptional athlete who excelled in all four sports. She was a hard worker and always committed to doing her best. She was a quiet leader and an inspiration to her teammates just as she continues to motivate the teams she now coaches. Elissa was the setter in volleyball and goalie in soccer and her contributions were central to the success of her teams It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to coach such a fine person and an outstanding athlete," said Coach Ellen Bowers

Induction Class of 2006
Wayland-Cohocton Class of 1995

Participated in cross country, basketball and track

Joe had an outstanding career in basketball and track. In basketball, he was a member of the 1995 Section V Class CC Championship Team. He was selected to the Livingston County All Star Team and the Great Eight Team during his junior and senior years. As a senior, Joe was selected to the All Greater Rochester All Star Team, Section V Class CC All Tournament Team, New York State Class C All Star Team and was the Ronald McDonald All Star Game's Most Valuable Player.

In track he was a member 1994 Section V Class B Championship Team and went on to a sixth place finish in the discus at the New York State Track and Field Championship Meet. He was the Livingston County and Section V Class B Discus Champion during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was the Livingston County Shot Put Champion his senior year and the Section V Class B Champion during his junior and senior year. Joe still holds the current discus and shot put records for the track program.

Following graduation, Joe went on to have a successful athletic career at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Induction Class of 2010
Wayland Central School Class of 1979

Participated in volleyball, basketball and track

In 1975, Grace played four varsity sports as a Wayland High School Freshman, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field. She helped create the first girls track team as one of six girls that tried out for the boys team and Title IX game them the opportunity to compete, since spring sports for girls did not exist. In 1976, Grace made the Livingston County Soccer All Star Team and was on the volleyball team which won the Livingston Conference Championship and Section V Class B Championship. She continued to play soccer, volleyball and basketball and was a catcher on the varsity softball team, during their first year of competition. In her junior year of high SCHOOL, her soccer team made it to the semi-finals in Section V and she was chosen for the Livingston County All Star Team. The volleyball team became the Livingston County champs and went to the Section V finals. Grace was also chosen for the the volleyball all star team and received the MVP in softball and volleyball. During her junior and senior years of high school, she was co-captain of the following varsity teams: soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball. In her senior year, Grace went on to be the leading SCORER in soccer; the team went to the semi-finals in Section V and Grace was chosen for the soccer and volleyball all star teams. Her volleyball team was third in Section V and the softball team qualified for the Section V tournament for the FIRST time. Grace was honored with the MVP in soccer, volleyball and softball. She received the 800 Point Award and the Senior Award which was the highest award given to a senior that contributed the most to athletics in four years. Grace was also a three-year member of the varsity club.

Grace went on to play volleyball for SUNY Brockport. She received a teaching degree in physical education. She has been a physical education teacher in the Rochester City School District for the past twenty-five years. Grace Hargrave led the way for women athletes at Wayland Central School. She was a great role model and contributor to the athletic program.

Induction Class of 2020
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2008

Leslie was a three-sport Scholar Athlete whose relentless competitiveness served as an inspiration for her teammates and as a role model for future varsity athletes

Basketball (four years)

  • Spectator 8 Girls’ Basketball First Team Member: 

    • 2007: Averaging 14.25 pts/game, 7.15 rebounds/game, 66 steals,39 assists

    • 2008: Averaging 15 pts/game, 90 rebounds, 79 steals, 49 assists

    • 2009: Female Player of the Year

  • All-Tournament Team Selection for Class BB Sectional Basketball: 2007 / Champions: 2008, 2009

  • All-Greater Rochester Girls’ Basketball Team Honorable Mention (2007, 2008, 2009)

  • Midlakes Tip-Off Tournament MVP: 2008

  • BCANY Section V Small Schools Basketball Player of the Year (2008-2009) 

  • Livingston County Division 1 Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year (2009) averaging 18.5 pts/game, 6.2 rebounds/game, 3.2 steals/game

  • Ronald McDonald HS All-Star Basketball Game team member (2009)

  • WCCS Team Captain (2008, 2009)

  • Basketball Sectional Champions (2009)

  • 1st basketball team in school’s history to reach regional play in the State Tournament while bringing home a State Championship as a Scholar Athlete Team

  • Graduated Wayland-Cohocton as: Leading Scorer (1,357 points), All-Time Leader in Steals (307), third in rebounds (582), assists (177)

Softball (four years):

  • Livingston County Division 1 All-Star (2008, 2009)

  • County Exceptional Senior Team - Senior Center Fielder (2009)

  • Class BB Sectional Championship Team member: Team record 2 year: 41-5

  • National Fastpitch Coaches Association section as an All-American Scholar Athlete

Soccer (four years):

  • Senior midfielder

  • Livingston County Division 1 All Star (2008) and Livingston County Exceptional Senior Team (2008)

Other Awards: Kyle Costello Award for Outstanding Junior Athlete, 2009 Graduate Magna Cum Laude, Class Rank: 8/151, GPA 93.546, Member of the National Honor Society, Class Treasurer, High School Band (four years), Yearbook Staff (three years), Business Club member (two years), Varsity Club member (two years), Member of Student Council and Interact, Participant in KOM and Big Sisters Program

Induction Class of 2018
Wayland Central School Class of 1974

Participated in soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball and tennis

Marj is often labeled the first dominant female athlete in the history of Wayland Central School. She was a five sport athlete; soccer (five years), volleyball (four years), swimming (three years), basketball (one year), and boys’ tennis (one year), along with being a captain for each sport. Outside of school Marj also played for the Syracuse Lakeviewettes, a semi-pro softball team, since there were no spring sports for females. 

During Marj’s high school years, few opportunities existed for female interscholastic athletics, until her senior year when Title IX passed. 

Marj’s career included leading the girls’ soccer team of 1973 to a 6-0-2 undefeated season with a total of 8 goals in eight games. In the first Wayland Central School basketball game she made the game winning shot at the buzzer for a 31-30 victory. Marj became the first female in school history to earn a tennis match victory while playing on the boys’ varsity team. Marj’s former coaches describe her as “No doubt one of the greatest athletes in school history.” She distinguished herself on the court and field by her excellent leadership skills, impeccable work ethic, her character and outstanding sportsmanship. 

Induction Class of 2012
Wayland Central School Class of 1989

Participated in cross country, wrestling and track

Jim participated in cross country, wrestling and track and was a team captain of all three sports during his senior year. As a senior in cross country, he won every regular season meet and let 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 second team ALL NYS that fall and placed in the top 20 at the Northeast National Cross Country Qualifier.

Jim wrestled all four years of high school and was runner-up at the LCAA Wrestling Championships in 1989 and won two tournaments.

In track he was the Section V Class B winner of the 1200 m and the 3200 m in 1988; and the 1600 m and 3200m 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 Championships and earned a scholarship to the University of South Carolina.

As a USC college freshmen, he set a record in the 5000m in 1990, he was All Conference in cross country in 1990; second 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.

Jim has served in the United States Army since January 1995. In the Army he has won many High Physical Fitness Awards at Officer Candidate School, Field Artillery Basic Officer Course, Field Artillery Advanced Officer Course, US Army Airborne School and the Naval War College. He was a member (and captain) of Fort Drum's 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 the 2010 Conference Champions, four All Conference runners and the team to its first Conference Championship in 2011. Jim was also a Boston Marathon qualifier, and a Board member of an elite Sub-5 Running Club.

Jim has two combat tours to Iraq, where he earned two Bronze stars. He also participated in a NATA Peacekeeping Operation to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999. He is currently a Battalion Executive Officer for Basic Combat Training Battalion at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Induction Class of 2014
Cohocton Central School Class of 1961

Participated in basketball, baseball and volleyball

  • County Championships in basketball: 1960 and 1961

  • County Championships in baseball: 1959, 1960, 1961

  • County Championships in volleyball: 1959, 1960, 1961

  • Sectional Champs in volleyball: 1959

  • Captain of basketball, baseball and volleyball teams in 1960 and 1961

  • Basketball and baseball MVP - 1960, 1961

  • County All Star First Team in basketball and baseball: 1960, 1961

Baseball Stats:

  • Grade 9: 21 for 29 = .427; 14 runs and 12 RBIs

  • Grade 10: 11 for 31 = .354; 9 runs and 15 RBIs

  • Grade 11: 25 for 57 = .439; 28 runs and 21 RBIs, 7-0 with 67 K's in 50 innings

  • Grade 12: 30 for 65 = .461; 4 runs and 26 RBIs; 8-1 with 86 K's in 60 innings pitched

Basketball Stats:

  • Grade Nine: 203 points

  • Grade Ten: 173 points

  • Grade Eleven: 278 points - Avg. 17 APG

  • Grade Twelve: 452 points: Avg. 22.6 APG

Chuck was a "gamer" - the bigger the game the better he played. He started on varsity basketball and baseball as a freshman. Chuck lettered in both sports all four years of his high school career. He broke the career scoring record in basketball his junior year then became the first Cohocton player to score 1,000 points in his basketball career. Cohocton Central school started soccer during Chuck's senior year and he was the leading scorer.

Induction Class of 2024
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2003

Lauren Mastin Valerio, Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 2003: 

  • Scholar Athlete

  • Soccer:  Fall of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

  • Basketball : Winter of 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

  • Softball: Spring 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

  • 550 Point Award: Three years in Soccer Softball, Basketball

  • 800 Point Award: Four Years: in Soccer, Softball, Basketball

  • WCCS Kyle Costello Outstanding Athlete Award

  • Exceptional Senior Award: Soccer 2003

  • WCCS Four Year Contribution Award: Soccer Four Years, Basketball and Softball Five Years;

  • NCAA National Student Athlete Award for Achieving  Excellence in Academics and Athletics for Four Years

Soccer: Junior Varsity, one year; Varsity, three years

Basketball: Junior Varsity, one year; Varsity, four years

  • Holiday Tournament All Star Team

  • 2003 Livingston County All-Star Honorable Mention

  • 2003 LCAA Division 1 All-Star Team-Exceptional Senior

  • 2003 NBA/WNBA Sportsmanship Award for Outstanding Conduct on the Court

Softball: Junior Varsity, one year; Varsity, four years

  • JV: Pitched All 16 games

    • Strikeouts: 79

    • Games: 10-6

  • Varsity

    • 2003: State Qualifier Final Four

    • LCAA Division 1 All-Star

    • LCAA Division 1 Exceptional Senior 

  • WCCS Stats: 

    • 94 hits

    • 278 Career at Bats / 14th at WCCS

    • 71 Career Runs

    • .338 Career Average

    • 18 Career Doubles / 11th at WCCS

    • Four Career Triples

    • Two Career Home runs / 9th at WCCS

    • 30 Career Base on Balls

Softball Travel Teams: Midlakes, Rochester Thunder and Lady Lions

  • Harold Memorial Softball Tournament 18 & Under: First Place

  • Midlakes 16 & Under won regional over 21 & Under which led to the finals in Connecticut

Alfred University:

  • Freshmen Basketball: Most Improved Player

  • Softball (three years): Rookie of the Year Award

“Lauren led her teams with a competitive spirit and desire to achieve at a high level. She was dedicated and spent many hours, even during the off season, crafting her skills. She is a genuinely kind and caring person.” Coach Stewart

Induction Class of 2014
Wayland-Cohocton Central School Class of 1999

Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball

Scott was captain of all three varsity sports soccer he competed on.

  • Scholar Athlete Team member (soccer, basketball and baseball in grades 10, 11, 12

  • Livingston County All Star for Section V Baseball in grades 10-12

  • Recipient of the Kyle Costello Athletic Junior Award

  • Livingston County Division 1 Champions in baseball, 1996,1997, 1998

  • Baseball 1999 Class B Tournament MVP

  • Section V Baseball Champion 1999

  • Senior Male Athlete of the Year - 1999

  • Senior Make Four-Year Contribution Award - 1999

  • Livingston County Exceptional Senior in soccer and baseball, LC Athlete of the Week for Baseball

  • WC Career Baseball records

    • Batting Average: .434

    • Hits: 115

    • RBI: 85

    • Runs: 115

    • Pitching Victories: 22

    • Pitching Strike-Outs: 265 (184.2 IP)

    • Strike Outs in "1" season: 102

"Scott Mastin was what every coach dreams about! It is a rare honor to be able to coach an athlete who can combine fierce intensity with extraordinary talent. When a quality baseball team like HFL refers to someone as the Cougar Killer, you know that you have s special player. The funny thing is that he was also the Mustang, Ram, Red Raider and most importantly in the Section V Championship game, a Bulldog killer," said Coach Terry Brown.

Induction Class of 2013
Cohocton Central School Class of 1950

Participated in basketball and baseball

Walt played varsity basketball and baseball 1947-1950. In 1949 and 1950 he was selected All County in both basketball and baseball.

Walt led the basketball team in scoring during his junior and senior years averaging a combined 15.3 points per game. Most teams were averaging around 35 points per game. at the time of Walt's graduation, he was the school's career scoring leader; which he held until 1962.

In baseball, Walt led the team in hitting during his junior and senior years and committed a combined total of two errors during those seasons. After high school, Walt was a manager of the Cohocton Semi-Pro baseball teams of the late 50's and early 60's in the former Evening Tribune Semi-Pro Baseball League. In addition, in 1951 he signed a professional baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies organization minor league team in Laurenbuerg, NC. Walt enjoys and has been an avid bowler from 1952 to the present and has bowled two 300 games. In addition, he has played golf for the past 45 years with the handicap of "4" at the Twin Hickory Golf Course in Hornell. Walt arguable might be the best all-around athlete that ever played at Cohocton Central School.

Induction Class of 2017
Wayland Central School Class of 1953

A four-sport Varsity athlete: Soccer (four years), Baseball (four years), Track & Field (three years), Basketball (two years). Gary was one of the most well-rounded athletes of the 1950’s As Captain of the soccer team, Gary led the Eagles to three County Championships and two appearances in the Sectional finals. He was a two-time County Champion in Baseball who also qualified for Sectionals in Pole Vault during the same spring season as Baseball in 1951. Gary was a member  of the 1953 Basketball Team whose 14-2 record was a school best for many years. He finished his Eagles career winning the 1953 Senior Athlete Award for Ability and Sportsmanship. 

Gary later became honored as a Section V Hall of Fame Basketball Coach. He was the architect of the exceptional Newark Central program of the 1970’s. His Reds teams captured six Finger Lakes League titles and two Section V Championships in 1978 and 1979. Gary was a six-time and three-time Section V Coach of the Year whose career record was an incredible 184-66 (a 74% winning percentage). 

Induction Class of 2008
Wayland Central School Class of 1984

Participated in cross country, basketball and track

Kermit was named MVP in each sport his senior year. He was on numerous championship teams. He was given the Four-Year Athletic Award his senior year. Kermit was Athlete of the Year in 1982 and 1983. He was the co-recipient of the Roy Baldwin Award for Excellence in Basketball in 1983-84.

In 2002-2003, Kermit was the Section V Coach of the Year. He is now Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education at the Chenango Valley School System.

Induction Class of 2006
Wayland Central School Class of 1985

Participated in soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball

Sherri is still recognized by many as one of the best female athletes to graduate from Wayland. She was a member of the 1983 and 1984 Livingston County Championship volleyball teams and a member of the 1983 Livingston County Championship softball team. She was selected to the Livingston County All Star Team for volleyball, basketball and softball, while receiving Livingston County All Star Honorable Mention in soccer.

Following graduation, Sherri went on to Fredonia State University, where she continued to experience success on the basketball court. After college, Sherri has pursued her love of basketball and has had a successful career as a Division 1 women's basketball coach.

Induction Class of 2006
Wayland Central School Class of 1972

Participated in cross country, basketball and track

Rich had an outstanding career in cross country and track. During his junior year in cross country, he finished first at the prestigious McQuaid Invitational and was the Livingston County and Section V Champion. At the New York State Championship Meet, he finished third place. During his senior year, he was the Section V Champion and a key member of the Livingston County and Section V Championship team. At the New York State Meet, Rich finished in thenth place to lead the team to a fifth place finish. In track, he was the Section V Two-Mile Champion his sophomore year and a member of the Livingston County Championship teams during his sophomore, junior and senior years. As a junior and senior he helped lead the team to back-to-back Section V Championships. Rich qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship Meet his sophomore and senior years, finishing sixth in the two-mile his sophomore year.

Following graduation, Rich went on to have a successful career at SUNY at Brockport. In 1976, Rich was inducted into the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame. Rich is currently back at his Alma Mater where he helped coach the girls track team to three consecutive Section V Championships.

Induction Class of 2010
Wayland Central School Class of 1992

Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball

Brian Schubmehl was the first Wayland athlete to turn professional. During his high school career, he played one year of soccer and four years of basketball and baseball. As a pitcher, he never lost a decision. He posted a 15-0 pitching record during his junior and senior years of high school. In 1992, Brian graduated from Wayland and went to Finger Lakes Community College where helped lead the baseball team to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series. From there Brian earned a baseball scholarship to Ohio Universe and graduated with a BA in business In the summer of 1995, he played with the Cohocton Red Wings of the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League. During his senior year at Division 1 Ohio University, he concluded his collegiate career with a perfect 10-0 with a 3.61 ERA. His efforts helped the Ohio Bobcats to a school record of 43-18 overall, a Mid-American Conference championship and a NCAS Regional Appearance, as well as a spot on the All-MAC first team. He was only the sixth pitcher in Ohio University's history to have an undefeated season. He also held the all-time career winning percentage .940 at Ohio. In 1997 Brian signed a free-agent contract to pitch for Ogden (Utah) Raptors, the Milwaukee Brewers of the Pioneer League. In 1998 he moved up to the A-Level with the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. In 1999, he moved up to the High A Level with the Stockton Ports of the California League. Brian was noted for his strong work ethic, the intensity he brought to the game and always going the extra mile for the team.

Induction Class of 2019
Wayland Central School Class of 1995


  • Ronald McDonald Cheerleading All-Star (senior year)

  • Livingston County Cheerleading All-Star (freshman through senior years)

  • Greater Rochester Cheerleading Individual Champion (senior year)

  • Creative Cheerleading Champion (1994)

  • Creative Cheerleading 2nd Place (1995, missing first by only one point)

  • 4-time Universal Cheerleading Association UCA All-Star (freshman through senior years, National Competition awarded trip to London, England - went her sophomore years)

  • 3-time Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) All-Star Jump Champion

  • Cheerleading Team MVP (1994, 1995)

  • Cheerleading Team Captain (junior and senior years)

  • Outstanding Ability and Sportsmanship Award (1995, Scholar Athlete, 800 Point Award, 550 Point Award (cross country, cheerleading, track and field)

  • 5-time Sectional Champions (1991-1995)

  • 5-time Livingston County Division Champions (1991-1995)

  • Greater Rochester Cheerleading Grand Champions (1994)

  • Greater Rochester 1st (1995 & 1994), 2nd (1993), 3rd (1991, 1992)

  • 5-time Creative Cheer Champions (1991-1995

  • 4-time Keshequa Competition Champions (1992-1995)

Also participated in Cross Country and Track (Track Captain Senior Year). In addition, Jane was a member of the National Honor Society, Class Secretary her freshman, junior and senior years, honor and merit roll, Honors Club, Nice Kid Award, SSO, Close-Up, Presidential Physical Fitness Award, Peer Leadership Program. 

Induction Class of 2013
Wayland Central School Class of 1993

Participated in cross country and track

Tara Woodard was one of the finest female distance runners in Wayland's school history. Tara participated in cross country and track and field at a high level for five years. In cross country she won the LCAA Championship, Section V Championship and consistently made Cross Country LCAA All Star teams, as well as the Section V and NYS All Star teams. She participated in the NYS Cross Country Championships many times; placing some top finishes of 11th and 15th places.

In track and field, Tara was equally unstoppable. She won multiple LCAA and Section V Championships in the 1500, 800 and 3200 relays. She was consistently a LCAA and Section V All Star, as well as participating in four consecutive NYS Track and Field Championships receiving a sixth place finish in 1992. She was a Section V State Qualifier and multiple top finishes in the 1500 throughout her career. Tara was a school record holder in both the 1500 m and the 3000 m runs and a Livingston Conference record holder in the 1500 m.

She was a fine captain in both cross country and track and field. Tara Woodard was not only gifted, but was a gracious champion and an exceptional female athlete who represented Wayland with honor. Tara received a Division 1 scholarship and attended Wichita State University for one year. She than transferred to Cortland State College and helped them win a national championship in cross country.