Biography — Corcoran Joseph W

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Joseph W. Corcoran

Joseph W. Corcoran
Coach
Inducted Class of 1992

His tremendous accomplishments as a lacrosse coach have earned Joe the respect of all. He started lacrosse at Corning East and built it into a powerhouse winning ten league and five sectional titles. A 1942 graduate of Geneva High, Joe lettered in five sports. As captain of the 1941 lacrosse team Joe led Geneva to the CNY League Championship. Joe was also named to the All-Sectional basketball team in 1942. He went on to Ithaca College where he was selected as one of the top eleven football players of the decade. In 1947 he initiated the lacrosse program at Ithaca serving as a player/coach and was selected to the All-North lacrosse team in 1950.

Joe taught in the Geneva School System from 1953 to 1957 and reintroduced the lacrosse program there. His overall coaching record is impressive with 206 wins and only 36 losses while coaching eight high school and thirteen college All-Americans. Joe has was inducted into the Ithaca College Hall of Fame, the Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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