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Courtesy of Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame

Administrator/Builder/Coach - Basketball/Football

Dr. Frank DeMarco was born as a Canadian citizen in Podargoni, Italy, on February 14, 1921.

He came to Canada in 1929, settling in North Bay, where his father ran a store. He attended North Bay Collegiate Institute, and the University of Toronto, where he was an undergraduate from 1938-42. He remained at the University of Toronto to obtain his Masters Degree in 1943. He did post-graduate work and was an instructor in the Faculty of Engineering from 1943 until 1946. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1951.

His stay at the University of Toronto was during the war years and intercollegiate competition was suspended, but he played many intramural sports such as football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, baseball, swimming, water polo, and lacrosse.

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

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