ALBANY - Last month, The Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame, headquartered at the Times Union Center in Albany, held its 13th induction ceremony, welcoming 14 new members.
Among them was former Chenango County resident, Norm Law. Law was awarded the “Jerry Welsh Love of the Game Award," also given to “a non-player or coach member of the community who has been involved with local basketball and given to the game as well as other community services."
Law was brought up on a dairy farm, the youngest of five boys. He attended school in South Otselic, graduating in 1956 in a class of 13 students. His basketball career started as the team’s point guard all four years of high school.
From there, he attended SUNY Brockport where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. He later was inducted into Brockport’s Sports Hall of Fame. He was head basketball coach at SUNY Plattsburgh for many successful years. In 1976, his team won all the way to the Division III Final Four.
That team and Law were inducted into SUNY Plattsburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 1986, he became the first assistant basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh for eight years. His latest achievement is his induction into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame.
Law has two living brothers, Bob in Holmesville, and Del in Sherburne along with scores of nieces and nephews mostly in Chenango and Cortland counties.
Law is currently retired, living in Pittsburgh with his wife, Barbara.