Arthur O. Mahoney was a coach at Saranac Lake High School, and headed a Boy Scout troop in October, 1938. Howard Riley wrote this reminiscence about him in his column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 28, 2017:
Art Mahoney then served in WWII as an Army Ranger and came back to the high school and coached our championship cross-country team. He also had to coach the football team , both training in the fall, of course. He would alter his time between the teams and he came over one afternoon to take us on a little jog, and to make sure we were training properly when he could not be with us; he looked old to us but he didn't look old later as we ran out to the state bridge and back, and then, as we headed for the high school he cut over to Edgewood Road and out the Forest Home Road for a long ways and back, somewhere between 10 and 12 miles; he at the front of the pack all the way, fresh as a daisy; and us young classy, sassy runners not so fresh. We were used to training at about six miles; our official races were 2 1/2 miles.