Edwin Nihiser was a very popular and successful coach and teacher at the old Normal School. From Maryland, he studied at the University of Maryland and then played professional baseball for two years, as a pitcher for the Hagerstown team of the Blue Ridge League. In 1928 he came to Brockport to coach men's sports and to industrial arts. He coached several sports at Brockport, but it was in basketball that he had the greatest success, with his "Nihisermen" carrying a .698 record of wins. He was elected to the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame in 1986. He also coached the local village baseball team for some years, the Brockport Freezers. This photo of him is from the 1932 yearbook.
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