Suffolk High School Coaching Legends
Cliff Clark coached Bay Shore's teams for 25 years leading the
Marauders to eight Suffolk County team titles, more than any other
coach. Clark's teams compiled a record of 194-74-5.
tenure he coached 57 individual county champions despite the
tournament being suspended for six years, 1943-48! No Suffolk coch
has ever coached more county champs than Cliff Clark. He coached at
least one champion for 16 straight years.
During his 25 years as
coach he failed to coach a county champ only three years.
Clark's top wrestlers were four-time Suffolk champion Guy Guccione,
three-time champs John Kousi, Ed Hubbard, Joe Easley and Jim Pidgeon
and two-time champ Jumper Leggio, a three-time Long Island Tournament
Clark was inducted into the New York State Wrestling Hall
of Fame in 1975.
Source: Andy Slawson, Suffolk County wrestling historian.