#35 Fred Serley
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6'3" 205 lbs Forward
HS: Central Square Central Square, NY
Born: 1932 East Syracuse, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1950-51 So F
5
0
               
10
2.0
1951-52 Jr F
11
0
               
20
1.8
1952-53 Sr F
8
2
       
30
3.8
Career    
24
2
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
60
2.5

Fred Serley was a forward on the Syracuse basketball team for three seasons. He was also an outfielder on the Syracuse baseball team for two seasons, lettering his sophomore and junior seasons.

Serley was a reserve all three seasons. He would cut his senior year short as he would join the Army in the February 1953. He had been captain-elect of the baseball team for that upcoming spring [2]. He would spend nineteen months in the Army as a Chemical Corps instructor, serving in Japan during the Korean War. [1]

Serley played minor league baseball for a couple of seasons after leaving the Army. He played for the Bradford Phillies in the Pony League in 1955 and the Fargo-Moorhead Twins in the Northern League in 1956. He would break his ankle ending his baseball career. [3]

Serley would return to Syracuse and graduate in 1959 with his bachelors. He would earn his M.A. in Education a year later. Serley would teach elementary education from 1960 to 1987. We would then work as a tax collector for the Andover IRS from 1987 to 1995.[1]

Serley passed away in August 2011.

©RLYoung 2013, 2014

[1] Lawrence Eagle Tribune, August 11, 2011, Frederick R. Serley Obituary

[2] Syracuse Post Standard, February 25, 1953. Page 35.

[3] John Serley, nephew