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Courtesy of Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame
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Gino Fracas was born in Windsor, Ontario, on April 28th, 1930. At Assumption High School he received All-City Football acclaim in 1947, and, despite early season injuries, he was selected by "High News" as a backfielder on the 1948 All-Ontario football squad. He was a member of two consecutive WSSA & WOSSA championship teams in 1947-1948. As a youngster, he played first base for the Windsor Sterlings in the Detroit Federation League, and semi-pro, in 1951, for the Frood Tigers in Northern Ontario. Gino was the Mustangs MVP in 1954. Fracas was Head Coach of the CIAU All-Stars in the 1979 Can-Am Bowl in Florida.

He served as Vice-President of the Canadian Football Coaches Association in 1969-70. Three times he was on the Intercollegiate All-Star Team and was a 2-time league scoring leader.

Gino Fracas was inducted into the University of Western Ontario "W" Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984.
He is a member the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame, and OUAA Football Legends Hall of Fame.

(Courtesy of Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame.)
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