The Stamford Advocate wrote, "… There are numbers to measure Mickey Lione's success as an athlete and coach and plenty of stories involving him, but it was his perspective on life that made this Stamford native so exceptional. Friends and associates said that his success stemmed in part from purity; he not only believed what he told his players, but he also lived it. His commitment to find time for anyone who needed it underscored his genuine nature. Yet, he was also a tough disciplinarian who relished competition. In a world of cliché and artifice, Mickey Lione, Jr. stood as a welcomed contrast. Stamford is a better place because he grew up and made his life here." Read more »
The Mickey Lione Jr. Scholarship is awarded to student-athletes that excel off the field. Lione taught and encouraged young people to strive for personal excellence and to use their strengths to make a positive impact on their peers, their community, and the world around them. Read more »
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