Coach Donald A. Chichester is simply a legend in this area. He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Mt. Morris for 30 years from 1949-1979. He is one of Livingston County’s and Section Five’s finest and most successful coaches. He was so dedicated, he coached a sport in each season throughout his entire career. His baseball teams won 6 Section Five Championships and 20 – yes 20 - Livingston County Championships. Four other times in his career, the baseball team made the sectional finals as well. All in all, he won nearly 80% of all Baseball games coached. In basketball, he coached Mt. Morris to 3 Section Five Championships and had 321 total victories during his career. This is a school record for wins by a coach and includes an excellent record of 28-12 in all sectional games coached. The teams of 1970-71, 1974-75 and 1977-78 also made the sectional finals under his leadership. He was twice named Section Five Basketball Coach of the Year in 1975 and 1976, and was the #1 seed in Class C basketball twice in 1976 and 1978. He even coached Mt. Morris to one Section Five Volleyball championship. This man was not only one of the most successful coaches in Section Five, he was also one of the most respected. He was also an accomplished high school athlete at Mt. Morris Central earning all county honors in soccer, basketball, baseball, as well as table tennis and tennis. After high school, he served proudly for our country in World War II. At one time he was a Prison of War but was able to escape from German Stalag 13D. He also went on to Ithaca College where he graduated with a major in Physical Education. He was a devoted husband, father of three children, friend, and community member who was known to always try to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Sadly, this man passed away in an accident at home in 1995. The gymnasium in which he coached and taught in during his career was named after him.
In 2013, Coach "Chi" was inducted into the Genesee Valley Umpires Association Hall of Fame for his work in establishing this organization and serving as their vice president from 1962-1965. Information on this accomplishment can be found at this website - http://www.gvua.com/Awards/HallofFame/Inductees.htm.
On June 28, 2015, Coach Chichester was inducted into the Section V Baseball Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place before a Red Wings game at Frontier Field in Rochester. For more information http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/high-school/2015/04/23/tim-redding-baseball-section-hall-fame/26240121/.