George Dlugolonski is a humble guy. The Chaminade varsity wrestling coach didn’t let anyone know this past Monday that the team’s win in the Port Washington tournament would be his 500th, the most ever for a wrestling coach on Long Island.
So there were no photos, no video interviews, with Dlugolonski’s payers only being informed of reaching the milestone after the meet was over.
Dlugolonski has spent his entire 39-year coaching career at Chaminade, amassing 17 catholic state titles and 17 league (NYCHSAA) dual meet titles.
In 2007 he was inducted into the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame. A total of 160 league champions and 108 state champions have called Dlugolonski their coach.
Affectionately referred to as the “Dugo Dome,” the wrestling room in the school’s new athletic center acquired the moniker from Dlugolonski’s nickname following its construction as a tribute to the prolific coach.