Legendary Mount Football Coach Celebrates 200th Win

BRONX, N.Y. - Nov. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- On Saturday, October 22, 2016 vs. Moore Catholic, Mount St. Michael Academy's Football Coach, Mario Valentini '69 posted his 200th win in 20+ year career as head coach. This accomplishment adds his name to a short list of great coaches who have reached this milestone.

Coach V as he is more commonly known is a proud alumnus of Mount St. Michael Academy. In addition to being the Head Football Coach, he also serves as the school's Athletic Director and Chair of the Phys Ed Department.

The 1969 graduate of The Mount played QB for legendary coach Howie Smith. Coach Valentini began his career in 1974 at Westchester Community College where he coached the Receivers and QB's for five years. Coach V joined the Mount staff in 1979 as an assistant to Joe Tricario, Sr. where he coached the defensive backs and served as Defensive Coordinator.

Coach Valentini became only the seventh Head Coach in Mount St. Michael history in 1984. Under Coach Valentini's guidance, The Mount has won three CHSFL City Championships in '92, '96 and '97 as well as an appearance in the 1986, 2006 and 2007 finals. Mount also won the "AA" Championship in 2009. Coach Valentini gives credit to his assistant coaches and athletes for all the success The Mount football program has achieved.

About Mount St. Michael Academy

Mount Saint Michael Academy, in the tradition of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, provides a Catholic, college preparatory education to a brotherhood of young men, grades 6 through 12. For more information, visit www.mtstmichael.org

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