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Coaching Positions Available or Coaches Looking For Positions

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Kings Park HS is looking for a Head Varsity Coach for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Contact Bill Denniston, Athletic Director at dennistonw@kpcsd.org.

Riverhead HS is looking for a Head Coach for next season. Contact Brian Sacks, Athletic Director at brian.sacks@riverhead.net.

Valley Stream North JR/SR HS is looking for a Junior High Wrestling Head Coach for this winter season (January to March). Contact Mike Frazer, Athletic Director at frazerm@vschsd.org or 516-564-5556.

Seaford is looking for an Assistant Middle School Wrestling Coach for this upcoming season 2017-2018.  If interested please contact Coach Dave Takseraas at 631-974-4106 or email dtak1986@yahoo.com.

Center Moriches is currently looking for an assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season.  If interested please contact Coach Michael Koscinski at 1cmwrestling@gmail.com.

Port Washington is currently looking for an assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season.  If interested please contact coach Anthony Schettino at aschettino@greenvaleschool.org.

Bayport Blue Point  Is looking for a Middle School Wrestling Coach for this coming season 2017-2018. If interested please contact Coach Joe Gallagher at 631 553-2384 or email jgallagher@bufsd.org.

Deer Park HS is looking for a Varsity Assistant Wrestling Coach for the coming season. Contact Mike McLaughlin at 631-431-5402 or mmac41@aol.com if interested.

The Mepham wrestling team is in need of an Assistant/JV Coach for the upcoming wrestling season.  Please contact Mepham AD Anthony Cracco at acracco@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us and Coach Sean Arresto at sarresto@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us if you are interested in the position.

Collegiate School in NYC (Manhattan Westside) is looking for a HS Varsity Wrestling Coach and an Assistant Wrestling Coach. Practice typically starts around 3:30 but has some flexibility. The head coach position pays $7000+ with experience – the assistant position pays $5500+ with experience. If interested please contact AD Ray Voelkel at rvoelkel@collegiateschool.org.

Smithtown West HS is looking for a JV Wrestling Coach for the coming season. Contact Kenny Leverich at 631-921-0785 or kleverich@smithtown.k12.ny.us if interested.

Calhoun HS is looking for an Assistant Wrestling Coach. Candidates should contact Tom Schiavo at 516-808-5055.

Syosset HS Wrestling Program is looking for TWO qualified Assistant Coaches.  All candidates must have New State Coaching certifications, First Aid, AED, and CPR certifications up to date.  Our season begins November 6th 2017, opportunity to run fall and spring wrestling clinics and off season strength & conditioning program. Applicants must have an understanding that wrestling season is a 12-month endeavor that demands participation by everyone involved with the program. Any one interested in becoming a part of our program, please respond to Head Coach Mike Murtha at Mmjm02@aol.com.

Holy Trinity is looking for full time assistant coaches for this upcoming 2017-2018 season. Please email AD Chris Hardardt at chardardt@holytrinityhs.org and Coach Frank Provenzano at fprovenzano56@gmail.com if interested.

South Side HS wrestling is looking to fill our Head JV wrestling position for the upcoming season.
 (Possible Assistant coaching position maybe available as well)
Applicants must have: 

  • Varsity wrestling experience (the greater experience the better)
  • A Great passion for the sport of wrestling
  • An understanding of the benefits that this sport can provide a young wrestler
  • Ability to teach technique to young athletes.

A person in the education field is a plus, but not a necessity for the position.  All candidates must have Coaching certifications, First Aid, AED, and CPR certifications up to date.  Our season begins November 6th 2017 with practice hours running from 3:00 – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday.  Saturday events maybe all day.  Applicants must have an understanding that wrestling season is a 12-month endeavor that demands participation by everyone involved with the program.
If you think that you may be interested in becoming a part of our program, please respond to Head Coach Michael Robinson at Robinson2942@me.com

Longwood HS is looking for a JV Wrestling Coach for the 2017-18 season. If interested contact Head Coach Elrich Bowlay-Williams at Elrichsr@gmail.com.
Murphy JHS in Stony Brook, which is in the Three Village School District, is looking for a Head JHS Wrestling Coach. If interested contact Peter Melore, Executive Director Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at 631-730-4980
Centereach HS is looking for an Assistant Wrestling Coach. If interested contact AD Joe Marcado at 631-285-8650.
Roslyn High School has a wrestling coaching position available for the upcoming Varsity/JV season. Interested candidates should contact AD Mike Brostowski at mbrostowski@roslynschools.org immediately.
Holy Trinity is looking for an Assistant Coach for the upcoming season. If interested contact Coach Frank Provenzano at fprovenzano56@gmail.com.
Manhasset High School is looking for a Youth Wrestling Coach from November 15th thru February 8th. Practices will be twice a week and the salary is $2,000 for the season. Contact Stephon Sair at stephonsair@gmail.com if interested.

My name is Nick Harris and I'm currently seeking a coaching position.  I am a former all-county wrestler and Freestyle State Champion from West Hempstead.  I have experience coaching at the Middle School level, but would thoroughly enjoy coaching at the High School level as well.  I teach highly effective techniques and strategies that will quickly increase a team's skills.  My passion in life is wrestling, and I'd like the opportunity to give back and inspire student-athletes with that passion. I am a licensed attorney, however, I have left my practice to pursue a Master's in Athletic Administration and will have more than enough time to dedicate to coaching full-time for at least the next 3 seasons.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you.
Contact Info:
Nick Harris

My name is Artie Weidler and I'm currently seeking a Physical Education and Coaching Position.

I have been the Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach in the Farmingdale School District over the last 9 years in which the team has won 3 conference titles, has had 27 all county wrestlers, and 2 county champions.  I am a 3x collegiate All American, NCAA Div 3. National Champion, and New York State Collegiate "Wrestler of the Year".

Resume available upon request.

Contact Info: weidlerartie@gmail.com or 516-983-2515

My name is Michael Gulli I am from Plainview. I am interested in a high school coaching position on the island. I have two seasons experience with PAL, one season coaching middle school and a season of high school coaching. I have recently completed the first class of the BOCES program to acquire a NY state coaching license. I have wrestled for nearly 10 years now and still currently compete in freestyle. I want to coach and help high school wrestlers realize their true potential as student-athletes and set them on the right path for a successful season, college career and most importantly life. I am very eager to get on the mat and start making a difference. If any other info is needed about me please contact me at 516-319-3416 or email mgulli2@hotmail.com.

Donald Rivera is looking for a Physical Education Teacher/Wrestling Coach position.  Resume available upon request.
Throughout the last seven years, I have had the pleasure to work as a Physical Education Instructor and Wrestling Coach.  Within this role I have successfully prepared and provided physical education instruction for elementary, intermediate and high school students.  Because of this and my present strong desire to continue my career in a similar instructional role.
I would appreciate favorable consideration of this employment inquiry as well as the  opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my qualifications.  I would be available for a personal interview at your convenience.  Thanking you in advance.
Donald can be contacted
631-375-4763 or

Tom Pavia is seeking a teaching & head coach position in Section 11. I am certified in PhysEd and have vast experience with disciplinary roles in several of the schools I've worked in.  I am willing to pursue other certifications to fulfill a needed role/opportunity in the school system that see's me as a potential hire.

I am currently the head wrestling coach at Polytech HS in Woodside, DE. We currently have 4 kids ranked in the top 4 of the State with all of them being members of the prestigious TEAM DELAWARE which competes at the National level in Fargo, ND; Florida - Disney Duals and New Orleans - AAU Nationals. My coaching experience is vast and includes Freestyle and Greco-Roman as well. My coaching experience includes 5 years as an assistant coach at the (College) Division I level. As a head wrestling coach in Maryland we produced 7 State finalists in 3 years, 1 high school All-American and a State dual meet Championship. In Delaware, I've coached in 2 schools prior to my current position where we produced 16 State Placers and 4 Division I College Wrestlers - 2 of which are competing currently for Lock Haven & Bloomsburg University(s). Our teams were Conference Champions, Regional Champions and State Dual Meet Finalists. As a wrestler and proud graduate of William Floyd HS I wrestled 3 years (1 out due to injury) and was a League Runner-up. My weight class had one of Long Islands best ever wrestlers in Pete Yozzo. I was 2nd in New York State's Freestyle Championships (Summer) and went on to compete for the All-Air Force Team as an active duty member of the Armed Forces. I was an AAU National Champion in Freestyle and 3rd in Greco-Roman in 1994.

I have a passion for the sport of wrestling and impacting young people that continues to burn brightly. If anyone is interested in "passing the torch," and handing their program over to someone who is capable and has a proven track record or there is an available opening for a Head Wrestling Coach - please contact me at the following email address: tompavia@aol.com or tpavia@polytech.k12.de.us.
John Kernochan is a Special Ed teacher (17 years) and wrestling coach from California looking to relocate back to the east coast.  He has coached for 20 years, 18 yrs as a varsity head coach and 2 years as an assistant coach at Hunter College.  He is looking for a district where i can coach and teach.  Would be available for asst coach or head coach.  John can be contacted by email at jkzephyr2@aol.com or by home phone# at 925-299-1639.  He is very motivated to move back east.