Coach Mellino just completed his 26th year coaching the RAMS, his 22nd as varsity coach. Since arriving at North, he has coached 3 All-State wrestlers, 11 state qualifiers, 6 Section I Champions, 15 Section finalists, 31 Rockland County Champions, and 43 Division Champions. Along with these wrestling accomplishments, he also created the Clarkstown North Varsity and JV Wrestling Tournaments, the Clarkstown North Youth Wrestling Club, and the annual Clarkstown North Youth Wrestling Tournament.
Coach Murphy just completed his 5th season coaching at North. While an athlete for the RAMS, Coach Murphy was All-Section, a 2X Division Champion, and a Rockland County Champion. As a coach, he has guided 4 RAMS to NYS Wildcard births, 14 Division titles, and 6 Rockland County titles. Coach Murphy also organizes and runs both the North Spring and Fall mat clubs, as well as accompanying team members to off-season clubs and competitions.
Coach Mellino is one of the most accomplished coaches in New York State. As a wrestling coach at perennial power West Islip High School in Suffolk County, Long Island, Coach Mellino retired after 40 seasons (32 as the varsity coach) with 312 career wins which made him the 3rd winningest coach in Section XI history. Coach Mellino coached 4 individual NY State champions, had 8 other All-State wrestlers, coached 11 Section XI champions, and his 1986 team finished the year as the #2 ranked team in New York State. Due to his prolific coaching career, he was inducted into both the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006 and the New York State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009.