A balance of coaching styles leads to legislative recognition

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Shoreham-Wading River High School cross-country coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Syzmanski were honored by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker for each being named a Coach of the Year by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Anker presented the duo with proclamations for their hard work and dedication to the student-athletes of our High School, citing their undeniable leadership and position as exceptional role models for their students, the community and other coaches throughout Suffolk County.

Koretzki, coach of the girls cross-country team, joined the District in 1980 and Syzmanski boys cross-country team coach, followed in 1981. Together, they have a combined 72 years of experience and a combined 100 seasons of coaching cross-country, and winter and spring track. Throughout the years, they have continuously worked together to balance their strengths and coaching styles to produce positive results.