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Don Murray (Brockport, 1992 Inductee)

Head Wrestling Coach SUNY Brockport
Beginning in 1970

  • NCAA Division III Team Champions 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983
  • 19 NCAA Division III Individual Champions
  • 77 NCAA Division III All-Americans
  • NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, 1980
  • 3 NCAA Division I All-Americans
  • N.Y.S. Collegiate Team Champions, 1973, 1980, 1983
  • N.Y.S. College Coach of the Year, 1980, 1983
  • 16 SUNYAC Team Championships
  • 5 SUNYAC Coach of the Year Awards

--Head Coach U.S. Junior World Team, 1975
--Coach Tour de Monde Team, 1990
--Coach of East Team, East-West All-Star Meet, 1984
--A.A.U. Man of the Year, 1980

**Statistics are from the time of Hall of Fame induction

Dave Auble (Cornell, 1992 Inductee)

Courtesy Cornell Athletics

--Asst. Wrestling Coach Ithaca College 1987-90, again beginning in 1991
--Head Wrestling Coach UCLA, 1972-79
--NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year by Wrestling USA, 1989
--NCAA Division I Champion, 1959 and 1960
--Outstanding Wrestler, 1960
--Eastern Intercollegiate Champion, 1958, 59, 60
--Outstanding Wrestler EIWA Championships1959, 1960
--Pan American Champion, 1959
--4th Place 1964 Olympic Games, Tokyo
--Inducted into Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame, 1980

Andy Noel (Cornell, 1992 Inductee)

Courtesy of Cornell Athletics

--Currently the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Cornell University

--Head Wrestling Coach Cornell University, 1974-88
--Asst. Wrestling Coach Colgate University, 1973
--Ivy League Team Champions 1983, 84, 87, 88
--Coached 40 EIWA Placewinners
--Coached 3 EIWA Champions
--Coached 1 NCAA Division I All-American
--Overall Dual Meet Record 108-82-1

John A. Clark (St. Lawrence, 1991 Inductee)

Courtesy of St. Lawrence Athletics

Former Athletic Director and St. Lawrence University wrestling coach, Clark returned to his alma mater to coach wrestling in 1970, quickly building the program to national prominence, including winning a national championship in 1988. He earned NCAA Division III Wrestling Coach of the Year honors in that year.

He served as director of athletics and also worked in University advancement before retiring to devote his time to White Pillars Bed and Breakfast and guest houses that he and his wife, Donna Reid Clark '69, operate not far from Canton. They are the parents of seven adult children, four of whom are SLU alumni.

Head Wrestling Coach, St. Lawrence University, 1970-1990

  • NCAA Division III Team Champions, 1988
  • 9 NCAA Division III Individual Champions
  • 34 NCAA Division III All-Americans
  • NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, 1988
  • NYS Collegiate Team Championship, 1988
  • 14 NYS Collegiate Individual Champions
  • NYS College Coach of the Year, 1978

-- Founder and Publisher, Empire Wrestling News

-- Coach, National Wrestling Coaches Association, East-West All-Star Classic, 1989

Edward Michael (Buffalo, 1990 Inductee)

As an Ithaca High School lineman he tackled running back Ernie Davis (who went on to become a Syracuse all-American and the first African American to win the Heisman trophy). At IC, where he majored in physical education, he was on not only the football team but the wrestling team as well. All along he had one career goal in mind: to be a coach.

Ed Michael ’65 met that goal—and then some. After earning his master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Ed began coaching wrestling and lacrosse at Corning Community College, where in five years his wrestling teams’ record (45-5) brought attention from athletics directors at bigger schools, including the University of Buffalo. He was recruited to UB and joined its staff as a wrestling coach in 1970. Over the next 21 years his teams won the NCAA Division III national championship (1978), 7 times won the New York State Collegiate Wrestling championship, and 13 times were in the top 20 in the NCAA national rankings. Ed coached 40 all-Americans and 105 individual tournament champions.

But Ed was more than a coach. In 1988 he became associate athletic director for recreation and intramural services, and three years later, as associate professor, he became director of recreation and intramural services. As such he planned and ran UB’s evolving program, which emphasized a holistic, fun approach to fitness and sports.

As coach, administrator, and educator Ed worked with thousands of students, not just student-athletes but also those who wanted to enjoy sports recreationally without the stress of competition. Physical education classes were no longer required, so he developed a program that offers everything from aerobics to kayaking to racquetball to yoga. “There is something for everybody,” he said of the program in 2005, shortly before he retired.

Ed’s nearly four-decade career garnered him induction into seven athletic halls of fame: the National Junior College Region III, New York State College Wrestling Coaches Association, New York State chapter of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Ithaca High School, UB, and Ithaca College.

Source: Ithaca College View Magazine

Lloyd Appleton (Army, 1989 Inductee)

--Head Wrestling Coach, US Military Academy, 1936-54

--National AAU Champion, 1928

--Olympic Silver Medalist at 158 Pounds, 1928

--Member US Olympic Team, 1932

--National YMCA Champion, 1932

--Taught 700 Cadets a Year at Army Course in Basic Wrestling, 1936-54

--Organized and Taught Wrestling Clinics for Coaches and Officials for Military Service Competition and Championships, 1956-60

Sonny Greenhalgh (Syracuse/NYAC, 1989 Inductee)

--Wrestling Chairman, New York Athletic Club, Beginning in 1973

--Assistant Coach, Syracuse University, 1964-65; 1968-69

--Co-Captain Syracuse University Wrestling Team, 1964

--Team Manager 1984 US Freestyle Olympic Team

--Competed for NYAC and Served as Team Captain, 1964-73

--Instrumental in providing the opportunity for many collegiate and post-collegiate wrestlers to continue wrestling through the NYAC

Stephen Erber (Binghamton, 1988 Inductee)

A native of Huntington, NY, Steve Erber served as the wrestling coach at Binghamton from 1969-1988. As a faculty member, he founded the wrestling program as a club team in 1967, and was its first varsity coach two years later. He also served eight years as assistant athletics director, five years as associate director, and was promoted to full-professor in 1989. In 22 years at the wrestling helm, Erber lifted Binghamton into the national spotlight with 12 top-20 teams, four national champions and 152 career dual match victories.

Four of his teams placed among the top-5 in the country - highlighted by the 1984 squad's third-place finish at the NCAA Championship. That national achievement remains the greatest of any University team in 53 years of athletic competition. He coached 34 All-Americans and 55 All-State wrestlers, and also produced 19 SUNYAC and 11 New York State champions. Erber brought the NCAA Division III Championships to Binghamton in 1977 and 1984 - the only such national events ever hosted by the University. He also initiated the New York State Collegiate Championships, an event that began in 1971 and has continued for 28 years.

Honors have been widespread for Erber, who has been inducted into the National Division III Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, and the New York State College Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. He was given the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and also was named the Penn State University Wrestling Alumnus of the year in 1990. In 1984, Erber was selected as National Division III Coach of the Year, and twice was the SUNYAC and New York State Coach of the Year. Past-President of SUNYAC, Erber was honored with its Distinguished Service Award in 1996.


David See (Oswego, 1986 Inductee)

--Head Wrestling Coach, Oswego, 1955-1962

--Undefeated Season 1957-58

--Helped Form SUNY Conference

--Two-Time SUNY Runner Up

-- Coached at U. of Bogati (S. America), Won Columbia Cup, 1965

Vince Gonino (Cortland State, 1986 Inductee)

Vincent J. Gonino, a former faculty member and department chair at Sheperd College, made a positive impact on the SUNY Cortland athletic program during his 20 years as a student-centered teacher, coach and, eventually, director of athletics. Gonino joined the Cortland Physical Education Department as an instructor and assistant football and wrestling coach in 1964. Within 10 years, he attained the rank of full professor. In 1967, he administered the College's General Physical Education Program.

Following a two-year graduate fellowship to earn a Ph.D at The Ohio State University, he returned to Cortland as an associate professor and head wrestling coach. He coached 18 All-Americans and had a 109-83-1 record as the Red Dragon wrestling coach from 1969-71 and 1972-83. He won the State University of New York Athletic Conference title and earned league Coach of the Year honors in 1978-79. His wrestlers were annually nationally ranked.

Gonino, a New York State Wrestling coach Hall of Fame member, became president of the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association. He was the catalyst in bringing the 1982 NCAA national meets to Cortland. He was assistant director of athletics, men's athletics director and, in 1983, became Cortland's first athletics director for the combined men and women's programs.

The Women's Athletic Association (WAA) presented him with a Red Letter Award for his contributions. He was C-Club executive director and also started and directed the College's summer sports camps. In 1974, he wrote The Story of Huntington Memorial Camp, a history of the College's Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake, where he assisted as class coordinator of the men's physical education classes. In 1984, the Cortland Youth Bureau presented him with its Citizens Award for his community interest and participation.

A native of Watertown, N.Y., Gonino earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The Ohio State University, where he was an All-Big-Ten and an A.A.U. Wrestling champion. He is the recipient of The Ohio State University Alumni Award. Gonino taught and coached in the Whitehall (Ohio) Public Schools and at Keystone Junior College in LaPlume, PA. In 1984, he became athletics director and chair of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at East Texas State University. In 1988, he was named chair of the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Wellness and Athletics at Sheperd (W.V.) Collge. He was also a professor of recreation leisure and sports studies and summer camps director. Gonino also qualified for the 1998 National Senior Olympics in shot put and discus.

Vincent J. Gonino passed away on November 11, 2002.

Ed Carlin (Syracuse, 1986 Inductee)

--Runner Up, EIWA Championships, 1958 (Syracuse)

--Head Wrestling Coach at Syracuse, Beginning in 1965

  • 17 All-Americans
  • 4 NCAA Champions
  • 30 Eastern Intercollegiate Champions
  • 2 EIWA Team Championships
  • 12 Teams Ranked in Wrestling's Top Twenty

(at time of induction)