Hank Wysocki- Retired Teacher, Coach and Administrator
Hank created the Youthsports guru in 2015 after serving over 34 years as a teacher, coach, high school administrator and perhaps more importantly as a parent of three young adults. During his tenure he has taught physical education in the public schools at all three levels, high school, elementary and middle school. He has coached 7 different sports (Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball and Track) at the high school and youth sports level as well as serving as a part time Division One college Volleyball coach for sixteen years.
Hank is a self proclaimed “jack of all sports, master of none.” He began chasing his dream of teaching and coaching as early as age 12. Back in his small neighborhood of Hampton Manor located in Upstate New York, he served as the sports organizer for the neighborhood in all sports, from baseball at the neighborhood school in the summer to ice hockey on the lake in the winter. His first organized coaching job occurred at age 18 where he coached a local Babe Ruth baseball team with two good friends. The journey continued as he headed off to Springfield College, Massachusetts to get his BS degree in Physical Education as well as his M.Ed. in Athletic Administration. The learning has never stopped as Hank has attended numerous conferences, and clinics in all the sports he has been a part of.
Hank has been recognized for his work as an educator by being inducted into the East Greenbush, NY Academic Hall of Fame in 2009. He was recognized for his work at Siena College in Loudonville, NY by be being inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2011. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of his Alma Mater Columbia High School in 2013, where he was recognized for his teaching and coaching over his 34 year career. At Siena, Hank was named coach of the year twice by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and three times by the College.
Hank currently resides in Gansevoort, NY with his wife Jeannine. His children Brett 26, Rachel 24 and Garrett 19 all have played numerous sports all the way through the college level, and are currently scattered about the country. He continues to stay active by running in numerous road races and playing a lot of bad golf.