Retired Mohonasen Superintendent Billy Manikas

Former Mohonasen School District Principal and Superintendent Billy Manikas was a basketball standout at Mont Pleasant and Syracuse.  Manikas led the Red Raiders to the Section II Championship the 1947-1948 season, and the following year they won the Class A League title and Intersectional championship.  That Red Raider team finished the season undefeated.  Manikas was a unanimous first team All-County selection.  He went on and played three varsity seasons for  Syracuse University , and the Orangemen were National Campus Basketball Tournament Champions in 1951.  Manikas was named Syacuse Athlete of the Week one week, and he was the team captain the 1952-1953 season.  At the conclusion of his Syracuse career, Manikas was invited to tryout for the Syracuse Nationals (NBA).  He is a mamber of both the Mont Pleasant High School and Schenecady City School District Athletic Halls of fame.

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