Alex Sokaris, who passed away in 2007, was a member of the Albany High class of 1958. Sokaris was a three-sport standout, and he won the Tom McCann Award in 1957 as the most outstanding football player in the area. He went on to George Washington University where he lettered in football. Sokaris taught physical education with the Albany City School District from 1962 to 1996. He was Albany’s head football coach from 1973 to 1986.