The birth of Prospect NYS can be traced back to one sentence: "I didn't even know there was a Fairport."

It was December of 2017. I had just accepted the head varsity football position at Fairport High School. After finishing 9th period class, my phone pinged. It was a text from my good friend, Keith Molinich.

"Coach! Ross Pennypacker from Villanova is on his way to see you. Told him about Onome."

Onome Kessington was a junior defensive lineman going into his senior year off-season. I was barely a couple of weeks on the job and I was excited about chance to talk about our program, Onome and to learn about Villanova.

Coach Pennypacker walked in with his signature, charismatic presence.

"Coach! I'm Marc Vitticore. Welcome to Fairport!" I exclaimed.

We shook hands:

"Ross Pennypacker. Coach, I appreciate it man. I didn't even know there was a Fairport."

We both laughed. I quickly responded: