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Orchard Park, Orchard Park, NY
State finalists in 2012, and Public High School Class AA champions in 2011 and 2008, Tundo's Quakers have been a perennial playoff team for more than a decade and a half. Early into his 20th season, Tundo owns a 170-28 overall record with 11 sectional titles since 1996.
Walton, Walton, NY
The Warriors' head coach for 38 years, Hoover sports a 294-75-1 record and has won 14 sectional titles. In 2007, Hoover won his second state title (Class D), outscoring the opposition by an incredible 707-48 margin.
Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse, NY
Applying his innovations to the passing game, Casamento has reached the state semifinals six times since 1999 (most recently in 2012) on his way to a 129-22 overall record. In 2004, the Brothers capped off a perfect season with a Class A state championship by defeating DiRienzo.s New Rochelle Huguenots.
Sweet Home, Amherst, NY
After winning back-to-back Class A state titles in 2008 and 2009 Faller's team finished the 2012 season as state finalists, capping an amazing six-year run in which the Panthers won 69 of 73 games. Overall, in his 27 seasons, Faller's record is 192-72-1.
New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Recent Super Bowl champion Ray Rice's head coach, DiRienzo has reached the Class AA state semifinals four of the past five years. Last season, DiRienzo (167-51 in 23 seasons as head coach) claimed his second state title with a 34-6 victory over Tundo's Orchard Park Quakers.
St. Anthony's, Melville, NY
The winningest head coach (219-51-3) in Suffolk County history, Reichert's Friars have won eight of the past 10 Catholic High School Football League Class AAA championships.
Garden City, Garden City, NY
A five-time Class II Long Island state champion (most recently in 2012), Flatley's teams are a combined 246-40-7 in 29 seasons and have finished undefeated seven times. In June, Flatley was elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Somers, Lincolndale, NY
Tremendously successful (208-56-1, 1996 Class A state title) during his 32 years at Roosevelt High in Yonkers, DeMatteo moved on to Somers in 2001 and has continued to dominate Westchester County. Under DeMatteo, the Tuskers are 94-30 with a Class A quarterfinals appearance in 2012.