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Dr. James Frank

Basketball ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Many Beaver County youth have made good in college athletics, but none has gone further than Jimmy Frank. He was elected president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association on January 1, 1981. Now known formally as Dr James Frank, he has been president of his alma mater, Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Missouri, since 1973. He graduated from Lincoln with honors in 1953 and had served as basketball coach there from 1958 to 1972. After that, James moved to Hunter College in the Bronx, New York, where he served as Dean of Students. Later he was vice president of Medgar Evers College, a four year school of the City College of New York. James is best known in Beaver County as the second leading scorer on Aliquippa’s High School’s 1949 state championship basketball team. He was co-captain of the Quips and was named All Section, All WPIAL, and second team All State.