It is with great pride that we present the Lancaster-Lebanon League Hall of Fame Class of 2020!
Edwin McGehee, Administrator
In a 33-year education career at Hempfield High School, Ed McGehee served as Director of Athletics from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.
During this time he oversaw the growth of athletics at Hempfield, which tripled from five sports to 18, including instituting a full slate of girls sports.
He also served as president of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Athletic Director Association for 16 years. During this time he was honored as PSADA Athletic Director of the Year in 1989, the NCSSAD National Athletic Director of the Year (1990), and with the NIAA Award of Merit (1989).
He was inducted into the Hempfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Lenny Neff, Official
In a 41-year career as a basketball official Lenny Neff earned the respect and admiration of his peers as well as players and coaches.
Inducted into the Conestoga Valley Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, Neff earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball, track and field and baseball. He was a two-time Red Rose Conference honoree in football, earning First Team recognition in 1962, as well as District Three All-State Honorable Mention.
Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force following graduation, Neff had several postings in the Far East during his four-year hitch, including two years in Okinawa and a year in South Vietnam. While in the military he received a tryout invitation with the Columbia Raiders semi-professional football team and, after mustering out, played a year with the Lebanon Rams semi-pro franchise.
As an official, Neff worked over 50 post-season games across L-L League, District Three and PIAA State tournaments, including the 2005 State Championship game. He served as President of the L-L League Chapter of Basketball Officials in 1987-88 and was the winner of the H. Grant Hurst Memorial Award for the 1984-85 season.
Michael Seigfried, Coach
Over a 34-year, and counting, career coaching soccer Philadelphia native Mike Seigfried has set a high standard with a record of 412 wins, 192 losses and 34 ties.
His Eastern Lebanon High School boys teams won PIAA State championships in 1986, ’98 and 2003 and were state runners-up in 2002. The 2003 team was ranked 16th in the US Final NSCAA ranking. His teams were District Three champions in 1990, ’98, ’99, 2002, and 2003. He coached one National All-American, five Regional All-Americans and seven Pa. All-State honorees.
Beyond their accomplishments on the pitch, Seigfried’s team earned NSCAA Team Academic Awards in 1998 and 2001-05, 2007-11 with two National Academic All-Americans and three Regional Academic All-Americans.
Prior to his arrival at Elco, Seigfried coached four seasons at Philadelphia Community College. After stepping down as boys head coach, Mike coached the Elco, junior high girls for three seasons. He also coached the Lanco United Premier ’90 Girls team from 2002-07. He then joined the coaching staff at Conestoga Valley High School, assisting one of his former players, Dave Hartlaub. He continues to assist at CV.
Seigfried has served on the NSCAA Associate National Staff – instructing NSCAA coaching courses – for 27 years and as the NSCAA Technical Coordinator since 2005.
Seigfried was President of the L-L Soccer Coaches Association from 1992-94. He was L-L Coach of the Year in 1987, ‘90’ ’92, ’94, 2000, ’03 and ’11; PA. State Coach of the Year in 1994, 2004 and ’11. He received the 2004 PSAHPERD Excellence in Coaching Award, the 2010 NSCAA High School ‘Mario Donangelo’ National Merit Award, the 2011 L-L League ‘Lanny Ammon’ Service and Dedication Award, was twice the NSCAA National Associate Soccer Coach of the Year (1998, 2008) and in 2014 was awarded the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame/Honor.
Joyce Zangari, Coach
Joyce Zangari taught and coached in the Donegal School District for over 39 years, earning the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2002.
She coached girls tennis for four seasons, girls gymnastics for three seasons and Junior High/Senior High Cheerleading for eight years. But her greatest coaching impression was made on the field hockey pitch where she coached the Indians for 22 seasons, 19 as varsity head coach.
Over that time her teams never had a losing season, winning the Lancaster County and District Three championships in 1972 and turning out numerous All-Star players. She was honored with the National High School Coaching ward in 1987 and received the Lancaster-Lebanon Field Hockey Coaches Association Appreciation Award in 1985.
Special thanks to Dave Byrne for helping to compile these biographies!