Franczek, a four-year varsity golf starter for Coach Jim Wink, was named NAIA Second-Team All-American in 1964 (Ferris' first NAIA All-American) and recorded the team's best average (74.8). He was also medallist for the 1964 NAIA State Tournament. The Muskegon native finished second among 1960 Bulldog leaders with a 77.7 stroke average and had the lowest medal score (68) in a dual match against CMU and Alma during the 1960 season.
A registered sanitarian with 35 years of service with the Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency, he serves as Antrim County Environmental Health Supervisor. He also supports Junior Golf in the Grand Traverse and Charlevoix areas. He has two grown children, a daughter, Sally, and a son, Scott, and presently resides with his wife, Mary, in Eastport.