George Dlugolonski was awarded Chaminade High School’s Ring of Honor Leadership Award on April 20. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Coach Awarded Chaminade’s Ring Of Honor

On Saturday, April 20, 2024 George Dlugolonski was awarded Chaminade High School’s Ring of Honor Leadership Award in recognition of a life spent giving selflessly to generations of Flyers.

After graduating from SUNY Brockport in 1973, Dlugolonskibegan at Chaminade where he led the Wrestling program to countless championship titles and Sportsmanship Awards. Overfour decades he served as an educator, mentor, friend, and advocate for the students he taught in the classroom and on the mat. Throughout his career, Dlugolonski epitomized the John Wooden quote, “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life.”

The Ring of Honor Leadership Award was just the most recent accolade Dlugolonski received. He was inducted into the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007, the NYCHSAA Hall of Fame in 2008, the National Wrestling of Fame (Lifetime Service Award) in 2013, and the Dr.James Tolle/Nassau County High School Hall of Fame in 2019.

During his tenure at Chaminade, Dlugolonski compiled the following statistics:

-536 Career Dual Victories (Retired as the all-time winningest coach on Long Island)
-26 NSCHSAA League Tournament titles
-20 NSCHSAA League Duals titles
-16 CHSAA State Tournament titles
-14 CHSAA Sportsmanship Awards
– 3x CHSAA State Dual Championships
– 1 NYS Private & Parochial Invitational team crown

– 15x Coach of the Year
– 176 NSCHSAA League Championships
– 112 NY Catholic State Championships
– 18 total NYSPHSAA/NYS Fed/Prep National Medals
– 6 NHSCA Academic All-American titles
– 4 NHSCA All-American titles
– 1 National Prep Champion (Tom Giella in 1980; Unlimited)
– 1 NYSPHSAA State Champion (Robert Murphy in 1986; 215-Pound Weight Class)

Dlugolonski also taught Physical Education and Health at Chaminade and served as the Department Chair for many years. He coached Freshman Soccer and supported many of the schools extracurricular activities.

Dlugolonski lives in Levittown with his wife Susan of 49 years. Together they raised three daughters. In his retirement, Dlugolonski enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his seven grandchildren

— Submitted by Chaminade High School

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