Clifton Fine Central dedicating newly remodeled gymnasium to longtime coach Joe Russo
STAR LAKE -- Clifton-Fine Central School will honor former longtime coach and athletic coordinator Joe Russo with the dedication of the school's newly refurbished gymnasium in his name.
Coach Russo has coached soccer, football, baseball, and wrestling through his 36 years at Clifton-Fine, serving as Athletic Coordinator for 25 years.He was a member of the wrestling community for 50 years, serving as the varsity wrestling coach for 36 years.
Russo founded the Echo Mountain Takedown Club, which he helped with many years after his retirement. His teams at Clifton-Fine won numerous championships, including several unbeaten seasons, with many of his wrestlers representing Section X at the New York State Wrestling Championships.
The community is invited to celebrate Coach Russo's achievements at a dedication ceremony on Friday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the P.A. Miranda Auditorium.
There will be a reception after in the school cafeteria.