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Coach Wolcott and team captain Jay Otto (c. 1965-1966)

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Coach Wolcott and team captain Jay Otto (c. 1965-1966)
This photograph shows Coach Frank A. Wolcott, the head coach of the Springfield College men's gymnastics team, and Team Captain Jay R. Otto (class of 1966). Under their leadership, the team finished the season with a record of six wins and only one loss.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Frank Wolcott Papers b
Springfield College
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Faculty
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Wolcott, Frank A.
Otto, Jay R.
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Frank A. Wolcott (class of 1952) was a gymnastics coach at and alumnus of Springfield College. While a student, Wolcott was captain of the Springfield College gymnastics team and a two-time New England champion on the pommel horse and flying rings. He coached at his alma mater for twenty-six years, retiring in 1981. During this time, Springfield gymnasts placed in the top four at the NCAA Nationals eleven times, captured eight individual national titles, and received sixty-two All American awards. After the 1980-1981 academic year, he retired from coaching. However, he continued to direct the Home Show until 1984. Wolcott returned to Springfield College in August 1985 to replace Mary Ellen Olcese as the assistant director of athletics, a position he held until 1996. During this time, he taught Health and Fitness 200.