Years with the Lancers: 1967-1980 (Owner)

Born: Rochester, NY

One of the original members of the Italian-American Sport Club and a founder of the Rochester Lancers. Born in Rochester, but lived his childhood in Rocca di Mezzo, Italy and went with his father to Ethiopia as a young man to work in the construction business. Returned to Rochester in his mid-20’s and joined with fellow Italian immigrants in Rochester to start the Italian-American Sport Club in 1957. Was the assistant coach of the IASC men’s soccer team for many years, a side that won the National Amateur Challenge Cup in 1963 and supplied many of the players that were part of the first Rochester Lancers team. Along with fellow IASC members Ed Merante, Tony Pullano, Charlie Schiano and Pat Dinolfo and Rudy LePore, the group purchased a franchise in the American Soccer League, the Rochester Lancers. Was a minority owner of the Lancers for their entire existence.

Served as President and Board Member of the IASC, President of the Northwestern Inter-City Soccer League, President of the Rochester Soccer League and Vice-President and life member of the Western New York State Soccer Football Association. A member of the Italian American Community Center Sports Hall of Fame.

Owned Do-Rite Garage in the city of Rochester from the 1950’s to the 1990’s, serving the community as an auto mechanic specializing in transmissions and brakes. Was married to his wife Angela for over 60 years and had 4 children, Victor, Daniel, Mary Ann and the late Vincent, along with 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He passed away on July 11, 2011 at the age of 89.

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