Frank Jagoda II
It’s hard to find a person who bleeds the maroon and white of the Dunkirk Marauders with greater passion than the 2023 inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Frank Jagoda II - first as an outstanding athlete and later as a celebrated coach.
Jagoda was born in the northern Chautauqua County city in 1961. He was a multiple-time all-star performer in the Dunkirk Little League and Babe Ruth League. His Dunkirk LL team finished 4th in New York State in 1973 and his Dunkirk BR team was 2nd in the state in 1974.
Jagoda, a 1979 graduate of Dunkirk High School, played both baseball and basketball for the Marauders and was selected as his senior class’ most athletic student. In basketball he was a two-time CCIAC League all-star and a team captain, but it was in baseball where he really excelled.