Omega Builds Youth Sports
Omegamen are not only known for playing sports in school, but for their involvement in leading sports education in high school and before. The following is a very partial list of those individuals.
Harold D. Halstead, Alpha ’04. Football coach, Boys High School.
Edward J. O’Connell, Alpha ’07. Basketball coach, Boys High School.
Allison N. King, Beta ’21. Football, Baseball and Basketball coach, Hawthorne High School . Athletic Director, Hawthorne High School . President, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Football field at Hawthorne High School and the King Division of the BPSAL are named for Brother King.
Charles R. Yennie, Beta ’31. Basketball, Soccer and Baseball coach at Ridgewood Public Schools. Athletic Director, Ridgewood Public Schools. President, New Jersey Football Officials’ Association.
Albert Lutkins, Beta ’62. Football coach, Hawthorne High School.
Michael Terrizzi, Beta ’64. Football coach at Hawthorne and Passaic County Vocational and Technical High Schools.
James S. Wassel, Beta ’65. Coach, Park Ridge High School.
Howard Roth, Beta ’67. Wrestling coach, Hawthorne High School.
Frank A. Rexford, Gamma ’03. Football coach, Erasmus Hall High School.
Walter S. Knowlson, Gamma ’11. Baseball coach, Erasmus Hall High School.
Robert Cloughen, Delta ’05. Track coach, Erasmus Hall High School . Earned Silver Medal at 1908 Olympics.
James H. Sanderson, Omicron ’18. Supervisor of Athletics, Boonton High School.
John H. Shaw, Pi ’22. Football and Crew coach at Stuyvesant High School . Coach and head of Physical Education at Dewitt Clinton, Franklin K. Lane and William Cullen Bryant High Schools. In his 80s he served as volunteer coach of championship Baseball team at upstate Vestal High School.
Howard Smith, Rho ’23. Football, Basketball and Baseball coach, Mt. St. Michael Academy. Football coach A. B. Davis High School, Mount Vernon.
Arthur C. Schiebel, Rho ’23. Football coach, New Rochelle High School . Had been college All-American in football and played professional football with New York Giants.
Francis H. Laborne, Upsilon ’25. Football coach, Iona Prep, Chaminade High School, Mt. St. Michael Prep.
Alpha Alpha Chapter
Charles A. Venner, Alpha Alpha ’23. Assistant Football coach, Bloomfield High School.
Theta III Chapter
Michael J. Brennan, Theta III ’25. Basketball coach, Lynbrook High School.
Alpha Theta Chapter
Clifton A. LaPlatney, Alpha Theta ’29. Wrestling, Track and Football (28 years) coach, Bay Shore High School . Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame. Football field at Bay Shore High School is named for Brother LaPlatney.
Raymond V. Chester, Alpha Theta ’32. Basketball and Baseball coach, Bay Shore High School.
Ralph J. Elliot, Alpha Theta ’34. Basketball coach, Bay Shore High School.
Allan Van Nostrand, Alpha Theta ’45. Tennis coach, Bay Shore High School for 31 years.
Kingdon Van Nostrand, Alpha Theta ’48. JV Tennis coach, Bay Shore High School for 16 years.
John Griffin, Alpha Theta ’52. Coach, Bay Shore High School.
Guy W. Guccione, Alpha Theta ’54. Wrestling coach, Suffern High School.
Alpha Mu Chapter
William F. Styler, Alpha Mu ’34. Coach, Little Rock High School.
Alpha Pi Chapter
Vincent T. Lombardi, Alpha Pi II ’33. St. Cecilia High School.
Alpha Phi Chapter
Arthur D. Keefe Jr., Alpha Phi ’37. Coach, East Rockaway Vets Basketball.
George A. Faulkner, Alpha Phi ’39. Basketball coach, East Rockaway High School . Director of Athletics, East Rockaway High School . East Rockaway High School Hall of Fame.
William J. Decker, Alpha Phi 42. Little League coach, Portland , Maine.
James R. Smillie, Alpha Phi ’49. Coach, East Rockaway Raiders Football.
George R. Ouzounian, Alpha Phi ’51. Coach, East Northport High School.
Thomas C. Adams, Alpha Phi ’51. Coach, Palm Island , Florida.
Roy P. Foster Jr., Alpha Phi ’51. Athletic Director, St. Raymond’s CYO.
Harry A. Friesleben, Alpha Phi ’53. Basketball coach, East Rockaway High School . Director of Athletics, East Rockaway High School . East Rockaway High School Hall of Fame. Gymnasium at East Rockaway High School named for Brother Friesleben.
Wiliam E. Condon, Alpha Phi ’54. Coach, Brentwood High School.
H. Reise Jacobs, Alpha Phi ’55. Coach.
John A. Carney, Alpha Phi 60. Coach, Bay Shore Youth Athletics.
Joel Jacobs, Alpha Phi ’62. Coach, East Rockaway High School.
Joseph F. Schibi, Alpha Phi ’63. Football coach, Neosho High School.
Thomas A. Alto, Alpha Phi ’69. Little League coach, East Rockaway.
Daniel D. Menendez, Alpha Phi ’70. Coach, Boys and Girls Little League and Pop
Warner Football, Cardiff-by-the-Sea , California.
Douglas A. Kell, Alpha Phi ’70. Basketball and Baseball coach, Port Ewen , New York , Athletic Associaton.
Frank Arena, Alpha Phi ’74. Coach, PAL .
Karl DeMasi, Alpha Phi ’74. Football coach, East Rockaway High School and Robert L. Groves High School . East Rockaway High School Hall of Fame.
Edward F. J. Visone, Alpha Phi ’74. Coach, West Hempstead Youth Sports.
Edward P. Mari, Alpha Phi ’74. Coach, Oceanside Little League.
John Baptist (Hondo) Gleason, Alpha Phi ’78. Coach E.R. Raiders Youth Football.
Russell J. Pajer, Alpha Phi ’84. Football coach, East Rockaway High School .
Brian P. Fox, Alpha Phi ’85. Ice Hockey coach, Oceanside High School .
Daniel C. Vito Jr., Alpha Phi ’85. Baseball coach, East Rockaway High School . Assistant Football coach, ERHS.
Eric J. Gonzalez, Alpha Phi ’05. Coach, East Rockaway Raiders Football.
Alpha Chi Chapter
Thomas J. P. Forbes, Alpha Chi ’54. Football coach, East Rockaway High School.
Alpha Psi Chapter
Harold L. Earl, Alpha Psi ’42. Wrestling coach, Valley Stream Central High School.
Ralph Jansson, Alpha Psi ’44. Wrestling coach, Valley Stream North High School.
Robert R. Gerbino, Alpha Psi ’44. Wrestling coach, Seaford High School . Honored by annual Bob Gerbino Celebration.
John A. Zabatta, Alpha Psi ’58. Wrestling coach, Valley Stream Central High School . Coach of the Year.
Michael P. Milillo, Alpha Psi ’66. Coach, St. Augustine High School , Florida .
Tony Macri, Alpha Psi ’86. Coach, Little League. Middletown , NJ.
Dave Herman, Alpha Psi ’93. Coach. Martial Arts, Franklin Square, NY.
Beta Gamma Chapter
Dr. Arthur R. “Artie” Wright, Beta Gamma ’41. Many define him as the finest soccer coach in Long Island history. Soccer coach for 27 years at Oceanside HS. In those years, he won 315 games including 19 league, 11 South Shore, 9 Nassau, and 4 Long Island Championships. He also won 6 consecutive county titles and led the team to be undefeated in 1959, 1969, and 1973. Brother Wright was also one of the co-founders of Oceanside Little League Baseball in 1950. New York State Coaches’ Honor Award. Oceanside High School Sports Hall of Fame. Had been All-Long Island Basketball star along with Brother Ernie Vandeweghe.
Vincent R. Cahill, Beta Gamma ’48. Coach, Columbus , Ohio . Athletic Director, Mayer High School, Arizona .
Charles F. Davison, Beta Gamma ’51. Coach, Varsity Wrestling, St. John the Baptist High School, Coach, JV Football, West Islip High School. New York State Wrestling Coach of the Year. 7 League Championships, 7 undefeated seasons, 5 NY State Private School Tournament Championships.
Pete Damone, Beta Gamma ’52 . Head Coach Wrestling, Hofstra University
John D’Apolito, Beta Gamma ’57. Football coach, First Colonial High School, Virginia.
Michael Metzger, Beta Gamma ’64. Coach, North Shore High School.
Anthony Ciamillo, Beta Gamma ’64. Coach.
Steve Stewart, Beta Gamma ’65. Baseball coach, San Marin HS. Point Reyes Station, CA, Little League coach.
Bob Lenti, Beta Gamma ’65. Football wrestling and LaCrosse coach Connetquoc CSD. Lifeguard at Jones Beach (42yrs) attaining the rank of Capt. at the Central Mall. President of the Jones Beach Lifeguard Union. Received Huddelson and Shapiro Award from the State of N.Y. for outstanding service. Featured in Newsday, N.Y. Post the N.Y. Times, TV, and the top ten list on the Letterman show.
Kevin Sheehan, Beta Gamma ’66, Lacrosse coach, Oceanside High School.
Jim Volpe, Beta Gamma ’67. Soccer Coach, Saint Peter’s College. Director of Coaching for the Oceanside United Soccer Club. Holds licenses from both the USSF and the NSCAA.
Greg Volpe, Beta Gamma ’70. Soccer coach with the Eastern New York State Olympic Development Program, as well as a club team coach. He has coached and played all over the world.
Salvatore Mignano, Beta Gamma ’67. Head Baseball coach at Shoreham Wading River High School for 33 years, including 9 league titles, 6 county championships, 1 Long Island and 1New York State title. Inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Steve Smith, Beta Gamma ’75. Football Coach Oceanside HS, Football Coach Westbury HS, Coach Semi Pro Football Queens Rebels ranked 5th in US 2010.
Beta Psi Chapter
Albert T. Congemi, Beta Psi ’58. Wrestling coach, Genet Middle School.
Douglas J. Prato, Beta Psi ’63. Director of Physical Education. Commach School System.
Beta Sigma Chapter
Carl Judd, Beta Sigma ’89, Coach, Island Park Little League, Oceanside Stallions Football.
Gamma Beta Chapter
Dennis Arnold, Gamma Beta ’62. Coach, Pompton Lakes High School.
Gamma Theta Chapter
Joseph L. Cipp, Gamma Theta ’65. Football coach, Bellport High School , since 1976. Won five Long Island and two New York State championships. Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame. Football field at Bellport High School is named for Brother Cipp.
Delta Psi Chapter
Raymond J. Buckley, Delta Psi ’59. Coach. Chairman, Nassau County Sportsmanship Awards Program.
Louis Andre, Delta Psi ’62. Football coach, Lawrence High School.
Anthony Macri, Delta Psi/Alpha Psi ’86. Little League coach, Middletown , New Jersey.
Delta Chi Chapter
John Curtis Jr., Delta Chi ’63. Gymnastics coach, JFK High School, Bellmore, New York .
Lance Griffin, Delta Chi ’67. Head Football coach, Valley Stream South High School. Coach, Freeport .
Delta Phi Chapter
Neil Hancock, Delta Phi ’65. Football coach, Hawthorne High School.
Upsilon Zeta Chapter
Ronald E. Gabbei, Upsilon Zeta ’68. Assistant coach, Girls Track, Paul D. Schreiber High School.
Beta Pi Chapter
Kenneth D. Schopp, Beta Pi ’67. Basketball coach.
Charles M. Getty, Beta Pi ’67. Football coach, Glendale High School.
Ronald Konowitz, Beta Pi ’69. Golf coach, Pompton Lakes High School.
Michael R. Jones, Beta Pi ’89. Football and Wrestling coach, Pompton Lakes High School.
Stephen B. Baig, Beta Pi ’92. Wrestling coach, Mendham High School.