Mustangs Wall of Fame to honor three

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2017 at 11:14 am

Contributed Photos – Richard “Dick” Miller. left, and Brian Fry

Three new members will be inducted onto the Mustangs John “Pinky” Loughlin Football Wall of Fame prior to the start of the Medina/Lyndonville vs. Lackawanna game at  Vets Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The trio of inductees include Richard “Dick” Miller (Class of 1962), Charlie Pettit (Class of 1970) and Brian Fry (Class of 1987).

The Wall of Fame is named in honor of Loughlin who guided the Medina football squad for nearly a quarter of century (1955-1978) during which time the Mustangs won 13 Niagara-Orleans League titles and compiled an overall record of 135-50-7.

Charlie Pettit with Coach John “Pinky” Loughlin

Miller played a variety of positions including running back, end and offensive and defensive lineman during his three year varsity career (1959-61) under Coach Loughin.

He went on to be a three year starter at the University of Rochester on the offensive and defensive line. He was named the U of R’s Lineman MVP during both the 1964 and 1965 seasons and received All-East Honorable Mention.

Miller went on to have a very successful business career which included serving as an investment advisor at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley and a senior manager at Price Waterhouse.

Pettit played three years on the offensive and defense line (1967-69) under Coach Loughlin earning N-O All-League honors in both his junior and senior years.

He was also a three year varsity wrestler for the Mustangs earning an N-O championship his senior year.

A two year starter at catcher for the Mustangs baseball squad he was received All-League honors in both his junior and senior years.

Pettit went on to play football at Cornell University.

Fry was a versatile two year-two way starter for the Mustangs playing running back, quarterback, defensive back and place kicker. He earned first team All-League honors his senior year when he scored 10 touchdowns and rushed for over 800 yards.

One of his sons, Brian, is a member of the current Mustangs varsity squad.

On the basketball court he helped lead the Mustangs to N-O championships in both his junior and senior years.

Fry likewise received N-O All-League honors as a pitcher in both his junior and senior years.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and pitched for two years in the Reds organization.