Frank Kaminski

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Frank Kaminski played a key role for Salesianum School basketball teams coached by Father John Birkenheuer, which posted a 46-8 record from 1953-56, winning three City of Wilmington (Big 5)
titles and the unofficial 1956 Delaware state championship. Kaminski later enrolled at Randolph Macon, where he rewrote the school’s basketball record books. Frank was a four-year starter (1960-64).
During his career the Yellow Jackets had the best four-year record in school history (77-21). Coach Paul Webb called Kaminski “the greatest thing to happen to Randolph-Macon in 100 years” and the
“best all-round basketball player in school history.” Frank was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1996. His uniform number was retired in 2001. Kaminski still holds school basketball records
in 10 categories, including: most points in a game (46) and season (626), most career points (1,995), rebounds in a single game (35) and season (407) and most free throws in a season (168). He also
holds game and season field goal records. At Randolph-Macon, Kaminski led his team to four Virginia “Little 8” championships and three Mason-Dixon Conference Southern Division titles. Frank was named
to the Little 8 basketball first team four times. He was named to the first team All-Mason-Dixon Conference team three times and was a second team pick in his freshman year. Kaminski was a two-time
Virginia small college “Player of the Year.” He also received Little All-America basketball third team and honorable mention honors to cap his outstanding career.



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