Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Theology in the Arts and Letters Pre-Professional Program in 1976, he spent three years teaching theology and coaching football, basketball and baseball at Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois. After his third year, he decided to go back to school for physical therapy, a field he had been exploring during the summers at the Rehabilitation Center of Chicago. In 1982, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in the Buffalo, NY area. After 25 years of working in the field, he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007.
Fran is an active member of his community, serving in the South Bend Rotary Club (20 years), South Bend Sports Commission, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, and the Women’s Care Center Board. Fran is also past president of the Protective Service Board of Logan Center. Fran has been a soccer, baseball, and basketball coach with MSA, Harris Township Little League, and Christ the King School.