Wednesday night those attending the national high school hall of fame awards ceremony got a short glimpse into what Vemonters have known for nearly four decades. The success of Frank Pecora.
"I can't believe it," Pecora said. "It's amazing."
Please welcome Vermont's first inductee into the national high school hall of fame, Frank Pecora.
Pecora won 15 state championships during his time at Northfield high school. But he was also recognized for his years of work with the VPA and national high school organizations.
"Thinking about my career and all the people I coached and how much they meant to me," Pecora said.
"To see him go into the hall of fame and to see the company that's going in with him, it's such a great honor," former player Ed Hockenbury said. "It means a lot to be here."
Following the event here in the ballroom the inductees signed autographs for those in attendance. Earlier Wednesday afternoon coach Pecora told me he didn't think anyone would want his autograph. That statement turned out to be a rare swing and a miss for the Hall of Famer.
"I was part of three of Frank's state championship teams," Hockenbury said. "Winning a state championship at Centennial Field. Remembering those things with your teammates and friends just makes it all so special and he's the reason all of that happened."
"To see former players here, former colleagues it's awesome," Pecora said.
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