John Tunney graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1963. He was named to the All City Team in 1962 and 1963. He played varsity basketball for 3 years and 2 years as a starter. He was also the Valedictorian of his class. He was the 3rd leading scorer on the team behind C-PP Hall of Famer Alex Wilson and Pierce Baker. He was also a 3 year starter o nthe CFA football team and a 4 year starter on the CFA golf team. John went to Holy Cross where he ws a standout on the basketball intramural program and then on to the Cornell Law School. John also teamed up with many teamates over the years and particpated in summer leagues and other events and dominated.