Coach “Frank” Anthony Ciccone was a pillar of the Hopatcong, New Jersey community who tragically passed away at the age of just 33. Anthony had an immediate impact on anyone who had the privilege to meet him. He had a larger than life personality and a heart of gold.
Anthony not only loved his community, but had an affinity for wrestling. More commonly known to the wrestling community as "Coach Frank", Anthony dedicated his precious time to coaching the children of the Hopatcong Young Wrestling program. When Coach Frank showed up to practice he immediately lit up the room. The kids he coached loved him and his presence resonated on the mat. Anthony left a positive impact on all who knew him.
This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Coach “Frank” Anthony Ciccone and maintain his legacy by supporting students who share his love for wrestling.
To apply, tell us why you consider yourself to be an underdog, how you’ve embraced this role, and how you have used your status as an underdog to help you achieve your ambitions.