Athletic Hall of Fame

F.L. "Frosty" Ferzacca

Sport(s): Administration

Induction Class: 1994

Faust L. "Frosty" Ferzacca, Eastern Michigan University's director of athletics from 1965-73 passed away Friday, August 13, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was 96 years old. Ferzacca was EMU's director of athletics during some of the most formative and exciting eras in school athletic history. Under his guidance, Eastern athletic teams won 70 percent of their contests and captured 16 national championships. He was instrumental in EMU becoming a member of the Mid-American Conference in 1971. Ferzacca was a member of five athletic halls of fame, including being inducted into EMU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He was also inducted into the Northern Michigan University, Lake Forest College, the state of Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the state of Wisconsin sports halls of fame. A native of Iron Mountain, Michigan, Ferzacca graduated from Iron Mountain High School and Lake Forest College, later completing his master's degree at the University of Wisconsin. He went on to become an outstanding head football coach at West High School in Green Bay where his teams compiled a 54-16-3 overall record, capturing five conference football titles and winning 24 consecutive games from 1951-53. During a 30-year coaching career, in both high school and college, Ferzacca enjoyed his most success as the head football coach at Northern Michigan University where his teams were 55-19-2 from 1957-66.

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