Frank P. Galicki

About This Inductee

Frank played four years of varsity football and baseball, two years at Newport High School and two at Greater Nanticoke Area. He was the first two-time (1967-1968) Wyoming Valley All-Scholastic (linebacker) to come out of Nanticoke Area. He was team co-captain and named to the PA Big 33 and the UNICO Game in 1968. He was the baseball team captain and named to the Wyoming Valley All-Star and Super Teams. AT Wilkes College, he continued to play varsity football. He was team co-captain in 1972, All-East ECAC linebacker and Associated Press All-State linebacker in 1972. He led the defensive unit in individual tackles in 1972 and 1973. He was given the Joe Gallagher Award as Most Dedicated Athlete and the Black Star Award for most tackles in 1972 and was name Wilkes College’s Athlete of the Year in 1973. He also played baseball for three years and was named All-East ECAC in 1973. Frank went on to play minor league professional football for one year with the Lackawanna County Eagles in the Seaboard Football League (1973). He seJt a new team record in number of individual tackles and received All-League honors. He began the 1974 season with the Lackawanna Eagles and finished with the Wilkes-Barre Bullets who were Seaboard League champions. In 1975, he played for the Northeast Stars and was defensive captain and coach. Frank also played several years of semi-pro baseball in Sunday leagues. He organized the Twin Cities baseball team in the Mocanaqua-Shickshinny area in the Tri-County League. Frank became the Northwest Area High School assistant varsity coach and junior varsity coach in 1974-1975. In 1975, he was defensive coordinator for the Northeast Stars minor league professional football team. From 1976 to 1978, he was Northwest Area High School head football coach. In 1979, he moved to Berwick Area Junior High School to coach their football team to a record of 10-0. From 1979-1982, he functioned as Berwick Area Junior High School assistant athletic director. From 1980-1981, he was Bloomsburg Area State College assistant football coach. In 1982, he became Wilkes College’s assistant football coach. As a PIAA official, he umpired high school baseball for thirty years, state playoffs twelve years and finals four years. He was also involved with the Chesapeake Basin Collegiate Umpires Association and the International League AAA Umpires with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Red Barons for twelve years. He was a basketball referee or twenty-five years, layoffs ten years and regionals four times. He also refereed high school football for twenty-eight years, playoffs fourteen years and regionals eight times. He refereed professionally fifteen years with the Empire League, New Jersey League, was vice-president of the Wyoming Valley Football Conference and Northeast Football Conference. He is a member of numerous sports and scholastic organizations. Frank is Superintendent of the Dallas School District and resides in Mocanaqua with his wife Terry. They have three children – Dora Golanoski, Lena Russell and Tess Stavenski and four grandsons – Gabriel, Zachary and Dominik Golanoski and Brendan Russell.