Lawrence "Larry" Dunn,
Induction Class of 2011
From 1945 to 1960, Larry "Coach" was the Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Cohocton Central School. He was the head coach in all sports, including women's athletics. From 1961 to 1975, he served as Superintendent of Cohocton Central School.
During his coaching tenure, he coached nine Steuben County volleyball championship teams, two Section V championship volleyball teams, three Steuben County baseball championships teams, two Section V baseball championship teams and four Steuben County Divisional basketball championship teams.
Larry was instrumental in establishing the Section V Class D classification sports programs for small schools. He was the winner of the prestigious Steuben County High School Athletic Association FENNER-NADEAU Award for his contributions to the county in the field of athletics.
Larry graduated from Ithaca College in 1942, where he lettered in football and earned his BSE Degree in Physical Education. He joined the Navy after college, serving as a Chief Specialist during World War II in Africa, Europe and Panama.
This award is given posthumously as Larry passed away in September 2001 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Induction Class of 2020, Girls Track and Field
Jeff Engert coached Varsity Girls Track and Field from 1987-2010 at Wayland Cohocton. Thanks to many outstanding athletes and assistant coaches over 24 years, he was able to achieve a 204-78 meet record. During his tenure, Wayland-Cohocton Lady Eagles Track and Field also won seven Section V Championships and 22 State medalists. He was a Section V Coordinator representing LCAA Girls Track and Field for 18 years. During his time, he also was a Sectional and State Qualifier Meet Director and Coordinator several times. Doing the extra for his athletes was always a priority for Coach Englert. JeffJeff and his staff coordinated and supervised fundraising of nine trips to Florida for the team to participate in additional training and running experiences while enjoying the fun of team comradery.
Coaching football was also a big part of passion of Jeff Englert’s career. In 1998 he was appointed Wayland-Cohocton’s first Varsity Head Football Coach. In the program’s first seven years the team achieved four winning seasons, including two state-ranked teams and in 2004 had the pleasure of coaching the team in its first sectional win in school history. From 2007-2013, Coach Englert was the offensive coordinator and helped the football team win its first Section V Championship in 2013. He had the pleasure of coaching many fine student athletes and working with many outstanding coaches along his 20-year journey with the Wayland-Cohocton football program. During his time at WAyland-Cohocton Jeff Englert also coached basketball at the modified, JV and Varsity leves for 25 years. He was the assistant basketball coach on the 2012 Section V Basketball Championship team.
Thank you Coach Englert for your dedication and service to the Wayland-Cohocton Athletic program!
Rose Marie Fox,
Induction Class of 2012, WCS Class of 1973
Rose was the Wayland-Cohocton Cheerleading coach for over 26 years. During her tenure, she won and held many titles:
- Livingston County Division 1 Cheerleading Title: 17 titles
- Section V Cheerleading Championship: 20 titles
- Livingston County Athletic Coach of the Year - 1999
- Section V Coach of the Year - 15 times
- National Cheerleading Coach of the Year Finalist 1994 and 2003
- Three-time Greater Rochester Cheerleading CHampionship Grand Champion
- over 50 first place championships in Steuben, Livingston, Finger Lakes, Monroe County and Buffalo area cheerleading tournaments
- Recipient of the Best Choreography Award
- Tw-time Ronald MCDonald House All-Star Coach
- Only team in Section V Cheerleading to win 11 consecutive titles
- Only cheerleading coach in Section V to be named to Channel WOKR 13's Team of the Weel
Rose was a cheerleader inhigh school fo four years and she was named MVP her senior year. Rose has been married to Daniel Fox for over 38 yars and they have two daughters Tara and Autumn.
Coach Rich Martello,
Induction Class of 2005
A member of the Wayland-Cohocton faculty for 34 years, Richard Martello served as the boys' track coach for 32 years and as the cross country coach for 31 years. During his tenure, his track teams won 266 meets, four Livingston Conference titles and five Section V titles. His cross country teams won 219 meets, five Livingston Conference titles and three Section V titles. He was named Section V Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1988. In 1994, he was named the Section V Boys Track Coach of the Year and in 1999 he was named the Livingston Conference Boys Track Coach of the Year. During his tenure, Rich also served as athletic director and Livingston Conference president. Coach Martello's words of inspiration and encouragement led many to reach their full potential.
Coach Ellsworth "Ozzie" Trip,
Induction Class of 2005
A Cohocton native and amember of the Wayland-Cohocton faculty for 35 years, Coach Tripp started boys' soccer at Cohocton in 1960 and was the boys varsity soccer coach until the merger with Wayland in 1993. During his tenure, he also served as athletic director and coached basketball, baseball, volleyball, track, tennis and cheerleading. Coach Tripp's soccer teams won 312 games. He was Coach of the Year five times and had the top-seeded team eight times, and won the Catherman Award for Sportmanship 13 times. Coach Tripp's 1984 sectional champion soccer team advanced to the state quarterfinals. In 2001, Coach Trip was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Ellsworth's Tripp's greatest contribution was his vision that led to the Cohocton Sports Complex which opened in 1985.