Head LB Wrestling Coach Named Newsday Coach of the Year

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After just having wrapped up an unforgettable season, Long Beach High School Varsity Wrestling Head Coach Ray Adams has been named Coach of the Year by Newsday. Adams has led the Marines Wrestling Team for a total of two decades, serving as head coach for 19 years and assistant coach for one.

This school year, with an undefeated season comprised of 17 wins, the wrestling team earned the title of New York State Dual Meet Champions. It was ranked at No. 1 in the state, on Long Island and in Nassau County, in addition to being nationally ranked. As a result of these extraordinary achievements, the Marines were selected as Newsday’s All-Long Island Wrestling Team. Also this past season, Jacori Teemer won his third State Championship for the team at 126 lbs.

"The success we had this season is the direct result of a great team effort by the kids, coaches, parents and administration,” Adams said. “Long Beach Wrestling is a wonderful thing to be a part of."

Additional team highlights attained during Adams’ coaching experience include one New York State runner-up finish, four Nassau County titles, eight Nassau County runner-up finishes and nine League Championships. He has coached 31 Nassau County Champions, seven State Champions and has achieved 214 head coach career wins.

In addition to his success with the wrestling team, Adams teaches social studies at the high school and coaches football at Long Beach Middle School. He resides in Merrick.