Class of 2015
Frank Scafati served as a baseball coach at Wellesley Senior High School for 31 years, 23 of them at the varsity helm. During that time, Coach Scafati amassed more than 200 wins, earned six playoff berths, compiling a record of 13-6 in tournament play, including deep playoff runs to the Massachusetts State Quarterfinals in 1986 and the State Semi-Finals in 2005. Frank Scafati was recognized as “Coach of the Year” in 1986 by the Boston Globe, The Middlesex News, and the Daily Transcript. Most importantly, however, he left lasting impressions on the students he coached and the colleagues he coached with and against. Frank Scafati’s talents as a coach extended beyond the baseball diamond, and onto the basketball court, the football field, and the track. Moreover, Frank Scafati was a gifted educator, beloved by his students and his colleagues. Ted Tripp, a longtime Athletic Director at Wellesley High noted, “Coach Scafati’s accomplishments with his teams have been well documented but what makes him standout more than anything else are the life lessons he taught his players. An excellent role model Frank never asked of anyone what he was unwilling to do himself. In leading by example Frank has successfully helped turn high school athletes into outstanding member of their communities.” Coach Scafati retired from teaching in 2005 and from coaching in 2006. It is with great pleasure that the MBCA welcomes Frank into its Hall of Fame.