Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame to induct five

Contributed Story Posted 28 May 2018 at 12:15 pm

The Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members including Scott Allen, Larry Klafehn, Aaron Bouie Jr. Nate Bouie and Tyler McGonigal, at a June 10th banquet at White Birch.

Allen served as Kendall’s varsity boys’ basketball coach for 15 years, compiling a 210-95 overall record. He was honored four times as the Genesee Region League Coach of the Year, and was the Section V Class CC Coach of the Year in 1996-1997.

He served in many capacities during his tenure at KCS, which ranged from 1977-2004. He served as the Athletic Director for 2 years, interim high school counselor for 4 years, PPS Director for 1 year, and Interim Elementary Principal on three different occasions.

During his 15 years as varsity coach, Allen’s teams won seven G-R titles and a sectional championship during the 1988-1989 campaign.

A 1960 graduate of KCS, Klafehn was a three-sport standout who helped guide the Eagles to an undefeated league record (basketball) three years in a row (1957, 1958, and 1959). In addition to guiding the Eagles to two sectional semi-final births (1959 and 1960), he also scored a game-high 30 points vs. Eastridge.

In baseball, he hit over .400 as a freshman and started as a pitcher four years in a row at the varsity level. As a 3-year starter on the varsity soccer team, He helped the Eagles win the G-O Championship in 1958 and again in 1959, serving as a captain during his senior year.

Klafehn’s leadership extended off the field as well as demonstrated by his role as FFA Secretary, FFA President, and Senior Class President – all while being recognized as a member of the National Honor Society.

A 1973 Kendall graduate, Aaron Bouie Jr. helped lead Kendall to their first Section V semi-finals appearance during his junior year, eventually helping Kendall to secure their first basketball sectional trophy during his senior year.

A G-R and Section V All-Star, he also played soccer for (4) seasons as goalie/midfield for the Eagles. Interestingly enough, he was also part of the Kendall boys’ volleyball sectional Championship team in 1972, despite the school not having a team during the regular season.

Bouie went on to be a 4-year starter on the Roberts Wesleyan basketball team where he still owns several records (rebounding, blocked shots, assists, scoring). By January of his junior year, he had already eclipsed 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 points. He was inducted into Roberts Hall of Fame in 1999.

A 1976 Kendall graduate, Nate Bouie helped lead Kendall to a 17-1 JV record during his freshman year and later helped the Varsity team win three straight basketball Sectional championships . A three time G-R All-Star and 2 time All-Greater Rochester player, Bouie tallied 924 points and 727 rebounds while playing for the Eagles.

Along with basketball, Nate also played varsity soccer for (4) years  and helped lead the team to two Section V Soccer championships. After graduation he continued his basketball career at SUNY Brockport before moving on to the University of Buffalo where he started three years at forward.

A 1999 KCS Graduate, McGonigal was a three-sport athlete who helped lead the Eagles to Soccer and Baseball Section V championships during his senior season.

In addition to winning the Stan Sherwood Memorial Scholarship, he also received the NYS Attorney General Triple C Award, the US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete award, the Theodore Reis Memorial Award, and the Roosevelt Bouie Scholarship along with countless others.

McGonigal earned the 1999 Section V Finals MVP in baseball as the team’s starting catcher. he helped lead the Eagles to several G-R league championships and was recognized as not only an All-Star in baseball (Catcher) but also an All-Star for soccer (Sweeper), as well.

He continued his baseball career at Binghamton where he caught, DH’d, played 3B, and outfield in 2000, 2001, and 2002. While at Binghamton, his team won the 2000 ECAC Baseball Championship and he was skilled enough to play DI Baseball as Binghamton transitioned from D3-D1. He graduated in 2003 with a degree in Environmental Planning.