Former Coach and Admistrator Joseph Farrell Honored By New York State Athletic Administrators Association
Joseph A. Farrell, long-time teacher, coach and athletic director was honored last week with induction into the New York State Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony came at the Dave Martens Hall of Fame and Awards Luncheon at the Saratoga Hilton.
Farrell moved to Binghamton in the 1950’s after teaching in the the Dushore and Nicholson school districts in Pennsylvania. He taught social studies at West Junior-Middle School and Binghamton North High School. He coached several sports before being promoted to Director of Athletics for Binghamton Schools in 1968.
While serving in the Director of Athletics position he was instrumental in the formation of the Southern Tier Athletic Conference and Section IV. He was also a founder of the Binghamton Football Coaches Clinic which attracted hundreds of interscholastic coaches each year from all over the region and featured top coaches as instructors. In 1981 Farrell was a member of the organizing committee of the New York State Athletic Administrators Association.