Newsday's Gregg Sarra and Andy Slawson came up with the top coaches of each decade on Long Island. Meet some of them here in this photo gallery, and see the entire list right here.

Credit: Photo by Kathy Kmonicek (2009)

Rich Reichert, St. Anthony's, 23 years
1987-present, 190-48-3, .795
He has made the Friars the envy of the CHSFL. The Friars have been to the CHSFL title game 17 of his 23 years. They have won 11 of those title games, including seven in a row from 2001-2007. St. Anthony's had a 64-game CHSFL regular season winning streak from 1998-2007. The Friars also had overall winning streaks of 18 and 21 games.

Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill (2008)

Russ Cellan, Freeport and St. Dominic, 27 years
1983-present, 167-80-3, .674

Cellan took over a program that had won only seven games in the five years preceding him. Under his tutelage, Freeport has won five conference titles, three Long Island Class I titles, and three Rutgers Cups. His teams have qualified for the playoffs 16 times and reached the conference championship nine times.

Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan (2007)

Paul Longo, Floyd, 15 years
1995-present, 114-32, .781
The Colonials won three straight Long Island Class I titles and three straight Rutgers Trophies from 2005-2007. Since 2001, Longo has led the Colonialsto six Suffolk Division I playoff titles with a record of 87-9. Floyd has had seven perfect regular seasons since 2001. Floyd won a Long Island record 42 straight games from 2005-2008.

Credit: Photo by Richard Slattery (2003)

Joe Vito, Roosevelt, 16 years
1992-1993, 1996-present, 112-41-2, .723
His teams have won six conference playoff titles, three Long Island Championships, and two Rutgers Cups. they've also qualified for the playoffs 12 times.

Credit: Photo by Bob Mitchell (1999)

Joe Cipp Jr., Bellport, 31 years
1976-1992, 1996-present, 202-84-3, .704
Cipp started the football program at Bellport in 1976 and made it a perennial powerhouse. He has guided the Clippers to 16 league, nine county, and four Long Island titles. They've also earned one Rutgers Trophy. Cipp has coached four undefeated teams and had winning streaks of 18 and 21 games. Cipp has instilled a family atmosphere in his program over the years.

Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan (2000)

Tom Flatley, Garden City, 25 years
1985-present, 214-36-7, .846
How about the highest winning percentage of any coach in the history of Long Island football? Or the 24 "Big Four" and 15 county titles in his first 25 years? Or the four Long Island titles and 11 appearances in the LIC? Tom Flatley's teams have played with a consistency matched by very few over the years. His teams have qualified for the playoffs 24 times and have won four Rutgers Cups. The Trojans had a 30-game winning streak from 1990-1992.

Credit: Newsday / Nelson Ching (2002)

Lou Andre, Lawrence and Massapequa, 21 years
1984-1994, 2000-2009, 143-57-2, .713
Andre is the only coach to win Long Island titles at different schools. His teams have been to the playoffs 16 times, won six conference playoff titles, three Long Island titles, and three Rutgers Cups.

Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas (2000)

Terry Manning, North Babylon, 19 years
1991-present, 130-53-4, .706

The Bulldogs have been to eight Long Island title games, winning a record six. They have qualified for the playoffs 13 times. Manning's teams have had two undefeated seasons and won one Rutgers Trophy (2002).

Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan (2002)

Hans Wiederkehr, Babylon, 15 years
1988-2002. 99-41-2, .706
He took a consistent program and made it great! Wiederkehr's teams reached the playoffs 12 times and won nine league titles. The Panthers played in nine Suffolk finals, winning five. Babylon reached the LIC five times and won two titles under Wiederkehr.

Credit: Newsday / John Keating (1995)

Fred Fusaro, Sachem, 32 years
1971-2002, 192-94-8, .667
He guided the Flaming Arrows to 14 conference/division title games, winning six of them. Fusaro's teams qualified for the playoffs 24 times, including a record 21 straight years. They won two Rutgers Trophies and had one undefeated season (1983). His teams won 19 league or "Big Four" titles.

Credit: Newsday File Photo / Paul J. Bereswill

Wayne Shierant, West Islip, 15 years
1981-1995, 112-26-3, .805

Shierant is one of only two coaches in Suffolk history with a winning percentage over .800. His teams played in 10 conference/division playoff championship games, winning three of them. Shierant's teams won 10 league titles, two Rutgers Trophies, and one LIC. His teams qualified for the playoffs in all but one of his 15 seasons.

Credit: Photo by J.S. Moses (2001)

Buddy Krumenacker, Farmingdale, Hempstead, 28 years
1978-1988, 1993-present, 188-68-11, .725
Krumenacker is the only coach to win at least 75 games at two schools. He was 77-19-5 at Hempstead from 1978-1988, and is currently 111-49-6 at Farmingdale. He has won 20 league titles, 10 county titles, and five Rutgers Cups. Krumenacker's teams have played in five LI finals, winning the title in 2001. Three of his teams were undefeated including the 1986 and 1988 Hempstead teams that were ranked in the top 20 in the Nation. The Tigers had a 34-game unbeaten streak from 1984-1987, and went 46-1-2 in Krumenacker's last 49 games at Hempstead.

Credit: Photo by Richard Slattery (1998)

Tom Cassese, Comsewogue, 34 years
1973-2006, 209-90-3; .697
Cassese is Suffolk's all-time wins leader with 209. His teams won 16 league and three county titles. Cassese had one undefeated team (1990) which also won the Rutgers Trophy. His 1996 team won the LI Class III title. Cassese played two years in the AFL with the Denver Broncos. Cassese made the Wing-T offense popular with its different sets and misdirection play.

Credit: Newsday File Photo (1998)

Sal Ciampi, East Islip, 25 years
1970-84,1987-93,1998-00; 165-47-7; .769
His teams were always in great shape, well-disciplined, and the first in Suffolk to use a year-round weight program. Ciampi won 12 league titles, four Rutgers Trophies and had three undefeated teams. His teams had winning streaks of 19 and 21 games. He won the Thorp Award in 1961 as a player at Lawrence. Ciampi was an All-Big Ten Selection and an Academic All-American at Purdue. He is also Suffolk's all-time coaching wins leader in baseball with 601 wins in 31 years.

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