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Kennedy Catholic dedicates baseball field to Faccone on Friday
For the Reporter
Kennedy Catholic High School dedicates its baseball field to former longtime coach and staff member Joe Faccone on Friday.
The field will be renamed Faccone Field.
The dedication ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. on the field prior to a 4 o'clock varsity game. Faccone throws out the ceremonial first pitch. A reception follows. In the event of rain, the dedication moves to 3:45 p.m. inside the school, 140 S. 140th St., Burien.
Faccone coached the Lancers from 1970-2007. His teams won 501 games, seven league championships and two state championships. He won four Coach of the Year awards.
In 1974, Faccone and his father, Dominic, led the design and construction of the baseball field. Volunteers dedicated countless hours to build the field.
Faccone has coached and taught hundreds of students, including Floyd Bannister who went on to play professional baseball. Today he works part-time in the advancement office at Kennedy Catholic, planning two annual scholarship dinner events.