New York High School Football All-Time Coaching Wins

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With the retirement of Tony DeMatteo last week, the top spot on New York’s all-time high school coaching victories list is safe for now. DeMatteo, who was the head coach at Somers and Roosevelt, steps down four wins shy of Howie Vogts’ record of 364 wins.

Related: DeMatteo retires

Of the Top 25 on the state’s all-time wins list, only two coaches are still active. Rye’s Dino Garr will head into the fall season with 320 victories, which puts him No. 4 on the all-time list. The other active coach on the list is Freeport’s Russ Cellan at No. 19 with 246 victories.

We compiled this list from a variety of sources. If you see any errors, please feel free to contact us.

New York All-Time High School Football Coaching Victories

No. 1 Howie Vogts (Bethpage) – 364

No. 2 Tony DeMatteo (Somers, Roosevelt) – 360

No. 3 Vin O’Connor (St. Francis Prep) – 341

*No. 4 Dino Garr (Rye-current, Westlake) – 320

No. 5 (tied) Brent Steuerwald (Shenendehowa) – 318

No. 5 (tied) Jim Hoover (Walton) – 318

No. 7 Johnny Barnes (Canisius) – 287

No. 8 Tom Schoen (Whitesboro) – 283

No. 9 Dave Kelly (Delhi) – 272

No. 10 Jerry Walczak (Dolgeville, Waterville) – 271

No. 11 Steve Fisher (General Brown, Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands) – 268

No. 12 Brian Walsh (Brewster, John Jay, Our Lady of Lourdes) – 267

No. 13 Rich Reichert (St. Anthony’s – CHSFL) – 266

No. 14 Tom Flatley (Garden City) – 264

No. 15 Buddy Krumenacker (Hempstead, Farmingdale) – 262

No. 16 Joe Casarella (North Rockland) – 255

No. 17 Gene Masters (Brocton, Grand Island) – 248

No. 18 Frank Bertino (Riverdale School – AIS) – 247

*No. 19 Russ Cellan (Freeport) – 246

No. 20 Dick Diminuco (Albion, Alden, Pembroke) – 245

No. 21 Mike D’Alosio (Notre Dame – Elmira) – 244

No. 22 Gene Mastin (Hornell) – 240

No. 23 Don Snyder (Farmingdale) – 237

No. 24 (tied) Jim Haggerty (Tioga) – 232

No. 24 (tied) Al Paturzo (Susan Wagner – PSAL) – 232


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