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2010 Honorees

Anthony CoreyANTHONY P. CORY - Athletic Coordinator - 1970-1997
Anthony 'Tony' Cory coached many sports during his tenure at GCC. He is recognized for his work with the 1971 Bowling team who won a National Championship. He is the founder and past president of the Penn York Athletic Conference and has won many team and coaching awards in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), including Region III Regional and National Championships in wrestling and Cross Country, Region XV Regional and National Championships in Bowling, NJCAA Region XV Coach of the Year 1971 and NJCAA Region XV Man of the Year 1997. Tony earned a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Brockport and a Master's degree from the University of Maryland.

ROBERT L. SANTINIROBERT L. SANTINI - Class of 1984, Bowling
Robert 'Bob' Santini is recognized for his accomplishments in the sport of bowling. He was named Athlete of the Year and named a NJCAA First Team All-American. He is a National Singles Champion and a National All-Event Champion. He was a member of the 1971 Bowling team that won an NJCAA National Championship. He has bowled five 300 games as well as one 800 series. He competed in collegiate level bowling at GCC and Buffalo State College. He currently competes in amateur bowling events at the local, state and national levels. Bob earned an Associate's degree from GCC in Business Marketing and a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies from Buffalo State College.

MARGARET A. SISSONMARGARET A. SISSON, Class of 1971 - Athlete, Coach, Administrator
Margaret 'Peg' Sisson has had a tremendous career while at Genesee. She began her time at Genesee as a student athlete, returned to coach and teach, and is now the College's Athletic Director. She was a student athlete from 1969-1971 where she played field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball. She has coached women's basketball and softball while at Genesee. She has coached five All-Americans, 90 All-Region players, 101 All-Conference players, nine Players of the Year and seven 1,000-point scorers. She led the women's basketball team to six National Championship appearances, has been named NJCAA Region III Coach of the year six times and been named District C women's basketball National Coach of the Year five times. Peg earned her Associate's degree from GCC, a Bachelor's degree from Parson's College in Fairfield, Iowa, and a Master's degree from SUNY Brockport.

DAVID M. SPILLERDAVID M. SPILLER - Basketball
Dave Spiller was a highly decorated athlete during his tenure at GCC. He went on to coach at many colleges across the United States including D'Youville College, Canisius College, Fordham University, St. Joseph's University, Boston College and Ohio State University. While at GCC he was named 1975 Athlete of the Year and was an All-region player. He holds ten records at Genesee including total season points (609) and career points (1,058). His career scoring average was 22.5 and his career field goal percentage was 53%. He was a second leading scorer in Region III and was awarded several coaches, service and sportsmanship awards. He went on to play at Canisius College where he was the leading scorer in the 1976-1977 season. He currently runs basketball skills training camps for individuals and teams in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Genesee Community College and earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Canisius College.

MICKEY J. HYDEMICKEY J. HYDE, Class of 1987 - Baseball
While playing baseball at GCC, Mickey Hyde was named to the All-District, All-Region, and a two-time member of the All-Conference Teams. He is proud to have been named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year at GCC in 1987, while participating in baseball and bowling. After graduating from GCC, he played five seasons of professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, culminating in a call up to Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 1993. During his career he was named the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Month in April of 1991, The Florida State League Player of the Week, and the Phillies "Outstanding Player of Spring Training" also in 1991. He holds an Associate's degree in Business Administration from GCC and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

DOLORES M. CHIOCCODOLORES M. CHIOCCO - Coach 1968-1989
Dolores Chiocco began her time at Genesee as a Health and Physical Education instructor in 1968. She coached the 1969-1970 women's basketball team that went undefeated with an 18-0 record. In 1975 she assisted the college in hosting the first New York State Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Field Hockey Tournament. In the summer of 1978 she helped host the United States Field Hockey Association National Olympic Trials. Also in 1978 she led the women's Field Hockey team to a victory in the NJCAA Region III Field Hockey Tournament. Throughout the 1980's Dolores led the women's Field Hockey and Basketball teams to multiple state, regional and national tournaments. She retired from coaching in 1989 and retired from teaching in 1996 to work part-time at the College as an academic advisor. In 2002 she was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and a Master's degree from SUNY Brockport.

1971 BOWLING TEAM1971 BOWLING TEAM
The 1971 Bowling team is the only bowling team in GCC history to win an NJCAA National Championship, beating out 20 teams from as far away as South Texas and including runner-up Erie Community College. Led by coach Tony Cory, the team won by a narrow three-pin margin, 5377-5374, to make history at Genesee Community College. The six member team included: (Front row) Joe Macaluso, Tony Cory (coach), Bob Davis, (Back row) Bob Swiecien, Tom Andronico, Gary Kowak, Frank DelPlato (not shown).