Fred Light

About This Inductee

Fred graduated from Elk Lake High School in 1960. He played four years of _Inumminsil varsity basketball and captained the team in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was an Honorable Mention All-State in his senior year. He also played four years of varsity baseball. He attended Penn State University and started three years in the infield. The 1963 team went to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, and placed fifth in the nation. At Penn State, Fred was elected to the Druids, an honorary sophomore athlete society. He held the stolen base record until the mid-1980’s, and was elected to the All-East Team as a shortstop in 1964. After Penn State, he signed with the Houston Astros and played with the Durham Bulls and Salisbury Astros. He was elected to the 1965 Western Carolina All-Star Team as a shortstop, hitting twenty-three homers. Fred also played with the Ashville Tourists, Quincy Gems, and Portsmouth Tides in a four-year minor league career. Fred began teaching at Elizabethtown Area High School and coaching basketball and baseball. His 1971 team went to the District Finals and was ranked third in the state. After receiving a Master of Education degree from Shippensburg University, he moved to Honesdale High School where he coached baseball for twenty-two years and started the Freshman Basketball Program where he still coaches. He also currently coaches J.V. baseball. Fred is married to the former Carole Longsdorf and has two sons, Winfield and Robert. He also has two granddaughters, Bridgette and Amanda.