Carrozza Enters Wrestling Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Frank Carrozza for being one of the inductees of  2015 class for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Carrozza worked at Minisink Valley as wrestling coach, physical education teacher, and athletic director for over 40 years.  He is affectionately referred to as the Father of Minisink Valley wrestling.  The induction ceremony took place on Friday night at the Melville Marriott in Long Island.  Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan served as the Master of Ceremonies.   As a side note, one of the other inductees at last night’s ceremony was former Valley Stream wrestler and current actor Steve Buscemi.

Carrozza HOFFrom left to right: Current MV AD Tim Bult, former MV wrestler Heath Macaluso, current MV Wrestling Coach Kevin Gallagher, Hall of Famer Frank Carrozza, former MV wrestler and current MVHS Principal Ken Hauck, former MV wrestler and current MV Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Mike Gillespie, former MV wrestler and current Assistant Wrestling Coach Scott Hendershot


7 thoughts on “Carrozza Enters Wrestling Hall of Fame”

  1. Congratulations to Coach Carrozza on a well deserved award. While he is certainly a Father of Minisink Valley wrestling, I prefer to label him the Mastermind of Minisink Valley wrestling; he carefully and consistently built the organization over decades by perseverance and dedication.

    Keep bridging!

    Best regards,
    Terence Hollywood
    MVHS ’85

  2. Congratulations Coach, I was pleased to read this. I remember you for helping kids from everywhere in the Section 9 area. Not just MV.

  3. I’m thanking you from my brother Harry Hentz. He always enjoyed wrestling because of his coaches!!
    God Bless to you and family

    Beverly Hentz- Capuano

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