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Coaching Positions Available or Coaches Looking For Positions

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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.
Comsewogue HS is looking for a Head JV Wrestling Coach. If interested contact AD Matt DeVincenzo at mdevincenzo@comsewogue.k12.ny.us
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.
Valley Stream Central High School is seeking qualified candidates to coach their Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestling team for the 2016-17 season. All interested candidates should contact Scott Stueber, District Coordinator of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, at 516-872-5695 or email him at stuebers@vschsd.org.
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.

Collegiate HS is an Independent all-boys school located at 260 West 78th Street in Manhattan (between Broadway and West End Avenue). We are currently looking for a head varsity wrestling coach. We would prefer at least 2 years coaching experience. We are looking for an energetic person, willing to work with both experienced and unexperienced wrestlers.
Start date 10/31/16
End Date 2/18/16 (according to post-regular season success)
Practice Monday-Friday 4-6pm
Meets – typically need to be at school (Wed and Fri) at 2:45
Saturdays – meets and practices according to schedule
Pay scale with 2 years experience $7220 – potential PE subbing available as well.
Contact Ray  Voelkel 212 812 7221 or email rvoelkel@collegiateschool.org

Island Trees HS is looking for a JV coach for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.  Anyone who is interested please contact Head Coach Lou Tuorto at 631-219-7647, ltuorto@islandtrees.org or Athletic Director Sean Burns at sburns@islandtees.org.
New York City: Wrestling is growing here in the Big Apple, and there is a need for great educators and coaches. There are currently six High School Head Wrestling Coaching Vacancies for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Below are the current teaching vacancies in the schools / campuses that also have coaching vacancies. The FIRST STEP to applying to teach in NYC is to create an account with the NYC DOE. Start at http://teachnyc.net/.

Once you have created an account, please send an e-mail to info@btsny.org and let us know that you are interested in teaching and coaching in NYC, and that you have created an account. Please note that each principal at each high school does the hiring. Beat The Streets NYC is not involved in the hiring process, but we would like to know when educators with an interest in coaching wrestling apply to teach in NYC.

Current Vacancies:

Sheepshead Bay Campus, Origins H.S (Brooklyn): Math, Science, French, Special Ed, Guidance Counselor

Long Island City H.S (Queens): Math, Science-Earth Science

Beach High School (Manhattan): Math

Eagle Academy Queens (Queens): Social Studies, English Language Arts, School Psychologist

Brooklyn Tech (Brooklyn): Physical Education, Physics, Math, English, Language Arts, Guidance Counselor

Canarsie Campus (Brooklyn): Special Ed, Computer Tech, English, Spanish, Biology, Social Studies
West Babylon is looking for a Varsity Assistant Coach. Must be certified by August 1, 2016 and be able to pass background check. Contact Head Coach Izzy Medina with any prior experience and current contact info at proexwrestling@yahoo.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.