Earlier this month, former Brentwood coach Joe Campo passed away. He was 85.
Campo was a legend amongst legends on Long Island sports fields. He was at the helm of the wrestling program that won eight Suffolk County titles.
His 20 years of immaculate success and 261-20 record led him to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the gym at Brentwood High School is named in his honor. Another feature in his cap was winning back-to-back Rutger’s Trophies in football.
He went to Ithaca college, and also coached in upstate New York before heading to Brentwood in 1965. Campo coached 89 league champions, 37 county title-holders and nine New York State titles, according to Newsday.