Athletic Hall of Fame, 2016


Bill Babcock – 1967 graduate.

  • Played High School Football 4 years and lettered 3 years
  • Football Team Co-captain and MVP senior year
  • West Branch All-Star 1st Team Offensive Guard
  • Received Football Golden Helmet Award
  • Played High School Basketball 4 years and lettered senior year
  • Played Freshman Football at Mansfield State College 1967-1968
  • Catcher on Baseball team at Malone College 1971-1973
  • Received B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Malone College 1973
  • Coached Jr. High and Varsity Football at Hughesville for 12 years
  • Coached Jr. High, JV, and Varsity Basketball at Hughesville for 22 plus years
  • Coached Baseball at Hughesville for 3 years
  • Coached Little League Baseball for 9 years
  • Coached American Legion Baseball for 14 years
  • Coached and played for Picture Rockets Baseball for 15 years
  • Retired from East Lycoming School District in 2006 with 35 1/2 years of service


Clyde Frantz – 1967 graduate.

  • Lettered 3 years in High School Wrestling 1965-1967
  • Undefeated Junior and Senior Years with 52-0 record
  • Estimated High School Career Wrestling Record of 71-3
  • 3 – Time Sectional, 3 – Time District, and 2 – Time Regional Wrestling Champion
  • 2 – Time State Wrestling Champion 1966 and 1967
  • College Career Wrestling record at Penn State 49-7-2
  • 3 – Time EIWA (Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) Champion
  • 2 – Time EIWA Outstanding Wrestler
  • Penn State Wrestling Team Captain
  • NCAA Wrestling All-American at Penn State
  • NCAA National Wrestling 3rd Place Winner sophomore year
  • Attended Penn State University 1967-1972 receiving B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in 1974 receiving a B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Inducted into the EIWA Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Retired from a career in the Physical Therapy field in 1995


Dan Smith – 1972 graduate.

  • Lettered 3 years in High School Football 1970-1972
  • Football Team Captain Junior and Senior years
  • Member of 1st West Branch Conference Class “B” Championship Football Team in 1971
  • Lettered 4 years in High School Track and Field 1969-1972
  • 2 – Time District Place Winner in Pole Vault
  • State Qualifier in Pole Vault 1972
  • Lettered 2 years in High School Wrestling
  • Member of West Branch Conference Championship Wrestling Team in 1972
  • Played High School Basketball 1972
  • Played Freshman Football at East Stroudsburg University
  • Lettered in College Indoor Track – Pole Vault 1972
  • Student Athletic Trainer for Football, Basketball, and Baseball teams at University of Pittsburgh 1975-1977
  • Coached Football as Jr. High, Senior High Varsity Assistant, and Varsity Head Coach at Hughesville for a combined 23 years
  • Coached Junior High Wrestling at Hughesville 5 years
  • Volunteer Track Coach at Hughesville 10 years
  • Managed East Lycoming Little League Teams 6 years
  • First Athletic Trainer at Hughesville 5 years
  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher for East Lycoming School District for 35 years

The 2016 HOF members will be honored during halftime at the Bloomsburg football game on September 30th.