Coach Yorks teaches Honors Physics at Pearl River High School, and has lead the Pirate Varsity Wrestling team since 1993. Yorks has coached multiple County, Division and Section Champions, in addition to several State Place Winners. Prior, Yorks coached the JV and Modified programs starting in 1984. Yorks has served as the Director of the annual Pearl River-O’Connell Tournament and was the recipient of the Julius D’Agostino Memorial Service Award in 2010. Yorks wrestled for his alma mater, and was the 1980 champion at the prestigious Shoreline Tournament. Yorks wrestled for his alma mater, and was 1980 champion of the prestigious Shoreline Tournament. Yorks went on to wrestle at SUNY Cortland and established himself as a starter for two seasons, but was plagued by various injuries his junior and senior year. Yorks also competed in the Empire State Games finishing 4th and 6th respectively.
Coach Allison teaches physical education in the Bronx at PS 186. He has been teaching there for 4 years. He was a graduate from Pearl River High School and has been an assistant coach of the varsity team for 7 years.
Coach Donnelly teaches physical education at Franklin Ave. Elementary School, in Pearl River. Donnelly has worked with Yorks for over 15 years in various capacities; from Assistant Coach, Head Coach of the Modified Team, as well as running the youth developmental program for grades three through six. Donnelly goes ‘above and beyond’ and can be found at the gym with several of his wrestlers at 5AM most mornings. Donnelly was honored in 2013 for raising over $5,000 for ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ – a program that teaches children about keeping their heart’s healthy while raising money for the American Heart Association.