Florence Louise Finn

About This Inductee

Florence “Flossie” Finn has been involved with women’s softball for 41 years.  She earned four letters in basketball in both high school and college. She developed the first woman’s softball program at Lake Lehman High School where her record was 242 wins – 63 losses.  She earned 3 District Championship titles and participated in two PA State quarterfinals while coaching at Lake Lehman. Coach Finn never had a losing softball season. She has been named Coach of the Year in the Wyoming Valley Softball Conference four times.  She has also been given the Dallas Kiwanis Award for Promotion of Women’s Sports. She is a member of the Lake Lehman Softball Hall of Fame. She also coached field hockey at Lake Lehman Jr. High School and women’s basketball at Lake Lehman High School. She coached ASA Softball for 8 years and earned one state championship, one runner-up at states, and one national championship.  She initiated and served as Softball Chairperson for the Wyoming Valley Coaches Association and co-initiated the Dallas-Kiwanis Annual Fast Pitch High School All-Star Game. She also initiated the Women’s Outstanding Athlete Award in the Wyoming Valley Killer Bee’s Organization which was previously “male” only. She also served as the first “Title 9” coordinator at Lake Lehman School District.  Florence also coached 3 years at the Keystone PA State Games and was awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals. She was coordinator of Keystone PA State regional tryouts for 2 years. Flossie and her husband Jim have resided in Dallas, Pa. for 52 years. They have two children, Elizabeth Finn Rosencrans and Charles Finn who also reside in Dallas with their families. Flossie also has 4 grandchildren: Lindsay Jayne, Brady Rosencrans, Cora Finn and Catlin Finn.  Flossie was a high school teacher and guidance counselor at Lake-Lehman School District for 34 years. She has been retired for 20 years in which she remains involved in instructing youngsters in softball skills emphasizing fast pitch and guiding athletes in the recruiting process.