Jordan The Jordan-Elbridge Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted four new members into its ranks. The following athletes and coaches were honored June 12 at the J-E High School Auditorium:
John Howes (athletic director/coach)
Howes coached or worked as athletic director at J-E from 1968 to 1995. He coached varsity wrestling, varsity football, varsity track and several modified sports. He was the Onondaga League Football Coach of the Year in 1970. He was recognized with the OHSL Athletic Directors Award in 1987; the Section III Athletic Directors Award in 1991; and the New York State Athletic Administrators Award in 1996.
In 2006 J-E’s football field was renamed in his honor. In 2011 the newly built field/stadium complex at the high school was named after John as well.
Michael Frood (coach: wrestling, lacrosse and football)
Frood has taught or coached at Jordan- Elbridge for more than 37 years. As the varsity wrestling coach from 1976 to 1988 his teams won nine league championships, 10 league tournament championships and six sectional championships, and was ranked top 20 in the state four times. Mike coached 54 individual league champs, 36 class champs, 12 sectional champs, eight state champs and three runner-ups. In 1988 he was honored with the National High School Coaching Award for Wrestling. In 2011 he was inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was Teacher/Coach of the Year at J-E in 1987 and 2007.
Frood continues to coach football, wrestling and lacrosse at J-E.
Nick Klock ’85 (football, basketball and baseball)
Klock is a 1985 graduate of J-E. He started and lettered in three sports: football, basketball and baseball.
In football he was a three-year starter. He was an all-league running back and defensive end in 1983/1984; an all-Upstate player in 1984; and a captain in 1984, when he was selected to play in North/South Senior All Star Football Game.