Special Contributors

Induction Class of 2020

David Mastin was a former student athlete of Wayland Central School and member of the 1971 Basketball Sectional team. His love of sports has continued throughout his life as evidenced by his enthusiasm and dedication to all teams and their playing environments. David has been the Wayland-Cohocton School District Business Manager since 1996. During this 24-year career he has been instrumental in creating a state-of-the-art athletic complex for the district.

By volunteering his time coaching, he saw many athletic fields and new the importance of building, maintaining and keeping up an athletic facility. He coached t-ball for two years, Cinderella Softball and Little League for six years, Senior League Baseball for one year, co-coached Lady Lions Travel Softball for five years, youth basketball for five years and summer soccer for two years.

David was a member of the 1997 field house design team, which included the fitness room and indoor track. David has made it his personal mission to keep the fitness room equipment in excellent shape so all can benefit from using it.

He has also assisted in planning the new outdoor track, various ball fields, climbing wall, tennis courts and new pool. He went above and beyond to give WC Sports program exceptional facilities for athletics, spectators and the community to use and enjoy. David also spent 13 years as District III Little League Treasurer and was a Section V Athletics Finance Committee past member.

WC Head Softball Coach Dave Stewart had the pleasure of working with David who was his assistant coach for 17 years and said…

“Dave Mastin has been a visionary for the district for many years. In my opinion, our athletic facilities are second-to-none in Section V! He has dedicated himself to making our ball fields, weight room and field house excellent so athletic programs can excel. Volunteering in many youth programs around the area, he also served countless individuals, Thanks to David’s vision and support, Wayland-Cohocton is a better place.”

Induction Class of 2023

Joe Sabo was a 1971 graduate of Wayland Central School. Growing up, Joe always had a desire to play football, but it was not offered in High School. He was able to share his love of the game when he coached the Wayland Redskins youth football for 3 years. Joe went on to Wilmington College, Ohio, where he played football as a sophomore, eventually starting for the Quakers. His passion for football continued. He returned home and coached high school athletes at the AA football level for 16 years and won several league championships.

The AA football program subsided as most high school football programs were now in the school systems. Joe’s passion, determination and commitment to coaching paved the way for our community’s adolescents to play football. He was the driving force behind bringing football to Wayland-Cohocton.

Often referred to as The Founding Father of Wayland-Cohocton Football, his foresight and persistence to start a new program, and his determination to ensure that it was implemented properly, helped the program succeed. Joe would become the first head football coach in Wayland-Cohocton school history when he coached the 1997 fledgling junior varsity team. The following year, Joe would become part of the varsity staff when the district fielded its first varsity team.

A beloved member of the coaching staff for 18 years, Joe had two sides to him which made him special. One side was his gruff “old school” exterior that could make even the strongest nervous. His expectations of 100% effort with absolutely “no excuses” were always the same for all athletes. He was always honest and direct with his players. The other side was the coach who earned the respect of hundreds of players, taught life lessons, and left lasting impressions about the importance of being humble, honest and a good person.

Joe would become the head coach of the varsity program in 2011 and would go on to lead the Eagles to their first, and only, Section V Championship in school history in 2013. Joe Sabo’s contributions to the Wayland-Cohocton School District are everlasting and immeasurable. 

"The Voice of the Wayland-Cohocton Eagles"

Frank Williams has been bringing sporting events alive in Wayland-Cohocton since 1978. His enthusiastic and compassionate presentation allows the listeners to feel the excitement and the emotions of the athletes.

The Wayland-Cohocton athletes, coaches and community would like to thank Frank for his dedication and commitment to our athletes and our athletic program.