The honor recently went to Phil Torregrosa, the varsity football head coach at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. The award was presented at the Hans Wiederkehr All-County Awards Night.
“This award, although presented to me, is an accomplishment that is shared with my assistant coaches and all of the players because without their hard work and dedication WE would not have been able to accomplish everything we did this season,” Torregrosa told OnSachem.
Torregrosa just completed his 12th year of coaching at Sachem East and his second year as the varsity head coach.
The “Coach of the Year” award is voted on by all the head coaches in Division 1. The title is also shared with Paul Longo, the head coach of varsity football at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. Division 1 is comprised of 12 teams and determined by school size.
Coach Torregrosa’s team had an impressive record this past season. The team finished the regular season 6-2 and received the 2nd seed in the playoffs. Sachem East then finished 7-3 overall after losing in the play-off semi-finals to Longwood High School in Middle Island.
In addition to coaching football, Torregrosa has been a physical education teacher at Sachem East for the past 12 since graduating college.
Sachem High School East is located at 177 Granny Rd. in Farmingville. The school is part of the Sachem Central School District. Sachem Central School District is the second-largest suburban school district in New York State with an enrollment of approximately 13,500 students. There are 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, two 9-12 high schools, and a district office located in the administrative annex of Samoset Middle School in Lake Ronkonkoma.