Coach Ed Pond

A longtime football, basketball, and baseball coach, Mr. Pond led his teams to many successful seasons including an undefeated 1948 football season (previously inducted into the Hall of Fame).  A PYA graduate, Mr. Pond went on to study at Syracuse University where he lettered in Basketball.  Mr. Pond returned to Penn Yan in 1933 and  soon took over as the head football coach.  During World War II, Coach Pond was stationed at Mitchel Field where he assisted returning servicemen with their rehabilitation. Coach Pond’s players describe him as a coach who instilled hard work, good character, and discipline.