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    University Dedicates Dave Ocorr Way

    From left, Bob Germann '70, former University Baseball Coach and Athletics Director Dave Ocorr, Athletics Director Dave Martin and Interim Executive Director of Development Eric Eckenrode celebrate Ocorr's legacy.
    May 29, 2018

    The University recently dedicated a walkway at the Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus in honor of former Baseball Coach and Athletics Director Dave Ocorr.

    Dozens of former baseball players gathered together with Ocorr and his family to witness the unveiling of two purple “Dave Ocorr Way” street signs at either end of the walkway between the facility's parking lot and Charles J. Volpe Family Field, its baseball field. The campaign to dedicate the walkway in honor of Ocorr originated with former Scranton Baseball players Bob Germann ’70, Larry Liptock ‘70 and Mike Ondo ’71, who reached out to their fellow Baseball alumni to encourage them to honor Ocorr’s legacy.

    Ocorr served as the University’s Athletic Director from 1968-1974; he also served as its head baseball coach from 1969-1974 and its head basketball coach from 1971-1972. While at Scranton, Ocorr led the Royal baseball team to an Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament berth in 1974. Ocorr also established the University’s Wall of Fame, started its chapter of the National Youth Sports Program and initiated the Scranton Holiday Basketball Tournament. He was inducted into the Wall of Fame in 1986.

    To view pictures from the dedication and the dinner reception that followed, visit https://scrantonalumnisociety.shutterfly.com/16978.

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