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HUSBAND • FATHER • SON • GRANDPA • LEADER •

THE LEGACY OF A WINNER

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t all began with a handshake. That’s all it took for

Frank Girardi to begin a journey with Lycoming College

that still hasn’t ended, even some four-and-a-half

decades later. There was no plan for more than 30

years of coaching football for the Warriors when Girardi

became the school’s sixth head football coach following

the 1971 season, a job he agreed to with nothing more than

a handshake from then-College President Harold Huston.

Girardi couldn’t afford to look ahead decades, or even

years. His only plan was to take one step at a time. First,

conquer a recruiting class. Second, prepare for the season

ahead. Finally, go week-by-week to find the best possible

way to win a football game.

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2016 SUMMER MAGAZINE

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