Coach Chickanosky, a staple of the sidelines

By Travis Eldridge

November 30, 2013 Updated Nov 30, 2013 at 12:57 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If you've been to a Chenango Forks football game over the last 45 years, you've probably seen coach Dave Chickanosky, and likely heard him on the sidelines.

"I don't see any end in sight for him," said head coach Dave Hogan. "And that's the way we want it."

An assistant coach for nearly all of the last 45 seasons for the Blue Devils. Each year he teaches a new group of hopefuls the intricacies of the game he loves.

"It's nice when you really have to work together, a combined effort to get something done," Chickanosky said. "This sport will allow you to do that."

It's the camaraderie and the kids Coach Chick says that keeps him coming back for more. However, to the coaches and players he's been around all those years, he may be even more important than they are to him.

"It's great having him around," said Hogan. "He's special, he's pretty special. He's like a second father to me, has been, he's been around for a while."

His specialty is working with the line, which is fitting considering that has been the center of so many successful Chenango Forks teams. And similar to this year's running game, he's still rolling full steam ahead.

"It's hard to say I'm going to walk away from it," said Chickanosky

That's good news for the Blue Devils.

"It would be impossible to replace him," Hogan added.

Another state title game awaits Coach Chick and Chenango Forks this weekend. One that isn't his first, and he says won't be his last.

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