Coaches

Justin Accordino

Justin Accordino was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Justin started wrestling at age 6 and never left the mat. He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School where he was a 4x district champion and 2x P.I.A.A state place finisher and 2006 national champion. After his high school career he recieved scholarship to wrestle at Hofstra University. While at Hofstra he complete his BA in Fine Arts and MA in Education. After his college he began his coaching and teaching career at Chaminade high School in Mineola, Long Island, NY.  


High School: Wilkes-Barre, PA.

2x All-Sate- 7th and 3rd

2x Folk-Style All-American (National Champion 2006)

3x Fargo Greco-Roman All-American- 7th, 3rd and 3rd

2x Freestyle All-American- 3rd and 3rd

Career Record 150-11  


NCAA Division 1: Hofstra University 

2x All Conference

2x Division 1 Qualifier

2012 Division 1 All-American- 6th     

P.J. Gillespie

P.J. Gillespie was born and raised in Long Beach, NY. P.J. began wrestling in the fourth grade and has been doing it ever since. He attended Long Beach High School where he was a 4x Nassau County Champion, 4x N.Y.S. place finisher, and state champion. After his high school career he received a scholarship to wrestle at Hofstra University and complete his degree in physical education and health. 




High School: Long Beach, NY.  

4x Nassau County Champion  

4x All-State (State Champion 2007)

Fargo Greco All-American

Career record 214-29 


NCAA Division 1: Hofstra University 

2009 CAA Rookie of the year   

4x All Conference 

2x CAA Champion

4x NCAA Div.1 Qualifier 

NCAA Div.1 All-American-8th  

Career record 110-49