June 18, 2012

Louis Mancini '73 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College wrestler Louis Mancini ’73 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 induction class.

Perhaps one of the greatest wrestlers in Boston State history, Mancini will be one of 10 honorees who will be enshrined this October in the university’s annual ceremony, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

A four-year letter winner with the Warriors, Mancini posted an undefeated 42-0 record in dual matches during his time in Boston.  Named a three-time co-captain by his coaching staff and teammates, Mancini was perhaps the greatest competitor in the 142 lbs. weight class.

As a sophomore, Mancini led the Warriors to a third place finish at the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship tournament.  It was in that year that Mancini notched his first conference championship, with a win in the 142 lbs. division.  He was also selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player as well.  Named a two-time team MVP, Mancini closed out his college career with an overall record of 48-5. 

In the classroom, Mancini earned a pair of bachelor’s degrees, first earning his BS in Physical Education from Boston State.  He then earned his BS in Art from Framingham State College.  Mancini then spent the next 30 plus years coaching high school wrestling, cross-country, and track and field. 

After a 33-year career at Ashland High School in Ashland, Massachusetts, Mancini retired from the education system.  However his dedication to children has not waivered as he continuously sponsors physical fitness programs for the children of Ashland.

Today, Mancini owns and operates his own business, Mancini Signs.  He and his wife Geri still live in Ashland with their three children Michelle, Brenda, and Paul.  They are also the proud grandparents of five grandchildren as well.

For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.