This year’s honorary inductee into the Norwich Hall of Fame served as an assistant coach for the football program from 1965-76. Norwich was Hershey’s first job out of college. He served on Joe Sabol’s staff for 10 years alongside Barry Mynter and then two more years under Mynter when he took over as head coach in 1975.
The Norwich football team compiled a 55-34-1 under Hershey’s tenure on the Cadets’ coaching staff. Hershey, a 1964 Penn State graduate, also was the freshman track coach from 1965-69 and later served as an advisor to the varsity track team. He also was the assistant athletic director and business manager in 1975 and 1976.
Following Norwich, he had coaching stints at Franklin & Marshall College, Millersville State (Pa.), Harvard and Dartmouth before passing away in 1998 after battling cancer for a year.
Hershey was a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and served on the association’s Assistant Coaches Committee. In 1989, he was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, where he was an All-State quarterback after leading the Red Tornado to a perfect 9-0 season and a Central Penn. League title.
Frank is survived by his widow Pamela and his daughter, Molly who lives in Maryland now and has two children, Franklin (5 years) and Louise (6 months). Pamela is joined today by Frank’s sister Sally Hershey-Cliff.