The team, pictured from left: Peter Rindfuss, David Oswald, Jack Lacina, Aaron Wojnicki, Josh Riordan, Matt Hess, Dima Blundell and coach Ron Fortuna.
Hamburg's Fortuna is ECIC Coach of Year
With 52 seasons under his belt, Hamburg’s Ron Fortuna has
been named as the ECIC Boys' Cross Country Coach of the Year. The honor was
determined by a vote of his peers in ECIC. A social studies teacher at Hamburg
High School, Mr. Fortuna is in his 18th year of coaching for the district.
In 11 of the 13 years that he has coached boys' varsity cross country, a team
member(s) has advanced to states, with the entire team moving to that point in
2007. Mr. Fortuna also received Coach of the Year in 2007.
Some of this year’s highlights include:
- Placed second at the Section VI championships with runners
Peter Rindfuss, Dima Blundell and Jack Lacina going to states on Nov. 14. Peter
is also Individual Sectional Champion and ECIC Division II Champion.
- ECIC Division II Champions with a 10-0 record.
- Six ECIC Stars
- Four runners awarded WNY Runner of the Week
- Won the Eden Invitational; third at the Alden Invitational
-- Nov. 10, 2015