Canandaigua Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021

The Canandaigua Academy Athletic Hall of Fame will induct eight new members as part of Homecoming 2021. The induction ceremony will be Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Canandaigua Academy. The Hall of Fame Class was initially supposed to be inducted in 2020, however the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets to the event will be on sale in September through the Athletics Office at Canandaigua Academy. The Homecoming Football game will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Braves Field at Canandaigua Academy. The two-time defending Section V Class A champion Braves will kick off against Greece Arcadia at 7 p.m.

ca athletic hall of fame poster information below



bill bowe
Bill Bowe - Coach

Canandaigua Academy coach and physical education teacher for 34 years. Varsity baseball coach from 1990-2004 with a 240-102 overall record including two sectional championships and four Finger Lakes League titles. Additionally, he coached modified basketball, softball, and football and is a member of the Section V Baseball Hall of Fame.

cheri chinn
Cheri Chinn- Coach

Cheri taught physical education and coached girls’ volleyball at Canandaigua Academy. During her time she won nine sectional titles, seven league titles, and two state regional championships. In 2009, Chinn coached Canandaigua Academy to the Class AA NYS Championship, the first Canandaigua Academy girls sports team to win a state title. Additionally, she served many years as the Section V Class AA Girls Volleyball Coordinator and is currently the JV boys volleyball coach at CA.

chris keys
Chris Keys, Class of 1985- Athlete

Chris played basketball and baseball at Canandaigua Academy. He started as a shooting guard on the basketball team for four years and was the most valuable player in 1985, a year when the team won the Finger Lakes East Championship. He played shortstop on the 1984 and 1985 baseball teams which won Finger Lakes League Championships. Chris continues to give back to the Canandaigua community as a volunteer in many youth sports programs.

kelli poles
Kelli Poles, Class of 2005- Athlete

Kelli was an outstanding girls basketball player at Canandaigua Academy who was a Finger Lakes All Star, Finger Lakes Time Fab Five Selection, and Daily Messenger All-Star. Kelli was a member of the Section V Championship team in 2002 and a member of the Empire State Games Western Team. Kelli went on to play Division I basketball at the University of Vermont and the team made an appearance in the NCAA tournament.

tory carissimo
Tory Carissimo, Class of 2004- Contributor

Tory was a member of the varsity hockey team and was captain in 2003 to 2004 and is in the top ten all-time leading scorers. Tory has been a ice hockey referee for over 22 years and is a professional hockey referee for the American Hockey League and NCAA Division I. He has refereed the Frozen Four in the NCAA hockey tournament and is involved in the local youth hockey programs, along with being a sports photographer.

billy greene
William (Billy) Greene, Class of 1995- Athlete

Bill was a four year starter in both football and lacrosse. He set the school record for touchdowns in a season (30) and a career (53). He was the 1994 All Greater Rochester Football Player of the Year and NYS Class A Player of the Year. He was also the 1995 Section V Lacrosse Player of the Year and a High School All American. He went on to play football for four years at Michigan State University.

megan krebbeks
Megan Krebbeks, Class of 2003- Athlete

Megan played forward on the basketball team, starting four seasons and Finger Lakes East All-Star in each of the seasons. She helped lead the team to two sectional championships and two final four appearances. She was MVP of the Ronald McDonald game in 2003. Megan played three years of varsity lacrosse and was a Finger Lakes All-Star each season. She played four years of collegiate basketball at the University of Rochester, which included one appearance in the NCAA Division III Final Four.

ryan poles
Ryan Poles, Class of 2003- Athlete

Ryan was an outstanding football and basketball player at Canandaigua Academy and was a two time All Greater Rochester selection in football. He was also selected as 1st team all state and earned all American honors from Parade Magazine. Ryan was the 2002 Gatorade New York State Football Player of the Year. He also holds the Canandaigua Academy record for blocked shots in basketball. Ryan played Division I football at Boston College and is currently the Executive Director of Player Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Super Bowl in 2020.

Canandaigua Academy Athletic Hall of Fame

The Canandaigua Academy Athletic Hall of Fame was created to provide a forum to honor and provide permanent tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to athletics in Canandaigua, or who have left Canandaigua and gone on to make unusual contributions in the world of athletics.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Attended Canandaigua Academy and participated in interscholastic athletics sponsored by the Canandaigua City School District for a minimum of two years OR
  2. Coached a Canandaigua City School District team or teams for a minimum of five years OR
  3. Made significant contributions to the students of Canandaigua Academy through interscholastic athletics OR
  4. Attended Canandaigua Academy and may not have necessarily participated in the sports program but has made significant contributions in the world of sports.

A ten year waiting period is required for induction from the time of graduation from the Academy

Nomination Form