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Mike  Achille Mike Achille
Inducted: 2005 - Graduated: N/A

Mike served the Athletic Department of Nanuet from

September 1958 through June 1988.He started the football

and basketball programs as the first varsity coach of both

sports. During his tenure he also served as varsity

wrestling coach and was assistant varsity track and field

coach. Mike also coached numerous lower level teams

through the years.

Mike was the originator of the Little Brown Jug Award,

symbolic of victory in the football series with Pearl River.

HewasRocklandCountyFootballCoach of theYear in 1961.

Mike was a charter member of the “Jerry Leo Scholarship” Committee and served as a member of the committee that

named the football stadium. Significantly, Mike was

always a strong advocate of parity in competition and he

worked tirelessly to place Nanuet in an equitable league.

Mike is remembered by his athletes as a “players’ coach”.

Since his retirement in 1988 Mike has lived on Martha’s

Vineyard off the coast of Cape Cod with his wife of 33

years, Karen. He is enjoying traveling, visiting his grandchildren

from Louisiana to California to North Carolina

and on the island, and keeping physically fit. Mike walks

an average of 25 miles a week. He enjoys keeping in touch

with former athletes.

Mike Achille Nanuet career timeline:


Hired as Physical Education Teacher.

First NHS football and baseball coach.

Bought all equipment for football team.

Fielded 36 players for first season.


First Varsity basketball coach.

Coached MickeyWittman during his sophomore

and junior years.

13-5 record in 1960.


JV Basketball coach (‘61-’62). Freshman coach (’63)


Chairman RCPSAL Ping Pong/Badminton Middle

School baseball coach. Private and Parochial School

League champions all three years

Varsity Football coach. Recognized as Journal News

Coach of the year 1961. Only coach to beat North

Rockland twice (1963 and 1964).

Coached Track in 1964 and 1965. Assistant to Dave

Hanson during 1965 RCPSAL championship season.

Coached Middle School Track and field “feeder”


Varsity wrestling Coach. 75+ career victories.

Coached Paul Georgeades, Nanuets’ only NYS

State wrestling champion and Paul Pietropaolo

and Matthew Roth- NYS finalists.


Varsity football assistant coach


Varsity wrestling Assistant Coach for Rich Conklin.


Retired from Nanuet Public Schools