Lou Giani, Legendary Huntington Wrestling Coach, Dies at 86

Lou Giani’s love affair with wrestling began as a junior at Robert L. Simpson High School as
Huntington High School was then known. On the horsehair filled mats in that dusty old room in the
building’s basement, the sport took hold in the teenager’s life, propelling him to the 1960 Olympics and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame coaching career. Read More …

Salute to Coach Vin Altebrando Draws 150 LI Wrestlers

The inaugural Vin Altebrando wrestling fair drew 150 high school and middle school wrestlers Saturday night to Walt Whitman High School. The outdoor festival attracted wrestlers from around Long Island, and was a salute to the popular Whitman varsity wrestling coach, who died in April Read More …

Wrestling Festival Set to Honor Coach Altebrando

An outdoor wrestling festival on July 7 will honor the late Vincent Altebrando, the coach of Walt Whitman High School’s varsity wrestling team. The coach died in April at age 51 of an autoimmune disease. The competition at Walt Whitman High School will be open to Read More …

Whitman Bids Farewell to Coach Altebrando

One speaker described him as the “father of a thousand sons.” Others called him a brother, a lifelong friend, a second father. Still others, a mentor, a coach and above all, a family man. Hundreds of students, athletes, parents and others took part in a Read More …