Joe Borrosh, 1958 Brockport Grad,

Inducted Into NSCAA Hall of Fame

Pittsford Mendon boys soccer won 498 games, 6 state titles during Borrosh's 32-year tenure.

 

The College at Brockport,  State University of New York                gobrockport.com     1/18/2011

 

Joe Borrosh, a 1958 Brockport graduate who is among the winningest high school boys soccer coaches in New York state, was recently inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) Hall of Fame. 

After playing for Brockport's men's soccer teams, and following his graduation from Brockport, Borrosh eventually went on to coach Pittsford Mendon High School, in the Monroe County suburb of Pittsford.

As the leader of Mendon's boys soccer teams for 32 years, his squads won 498 games, 16 Section V championships and six state titles. At the time of his retirement, Borrosh's 498 career coaching wins ranked in the top 30 among all boys soccer coaches in the country, and he currently ranks third among all Section V coaches, and seventh in the state. He became just the eighth high school coach to earn induction into the Hall of Fame.

Borrosh, 74, compiled a career 498-102-63 mark while at Mendon, an astounding .799 winning percentage. He won the 1989 NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year award after Mendon went 24-0-0 and captured another state title. Under Borrosh's watch, on two separate occasions, Mendon won five straight sectional soccer titles, the fourth-longest consecutive championship streak in Section V history. 

New York state honored Borrosh as its Coach of the Year three times. He also served as the Section V chairman, and served on the state soccer committee for 17 years and was inducted into the Section V Boys Soccer Hall of Fame. 

In 1988, one year before Joe Borrosh was honored as the NSCAA's National Coach of the Year, his wife, Brenda Gibson, also won the NSCAA National Coach of the Year, making them the first husband-wife team in NSCAAA history to each win the award. 

Borrosh and Terry Jackson, of Wesleyan University (Conn.), the other member of this year's class, were inducted into the Hall during the NSCAA's annual awards banquet, held Jan. 14, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

The only other Rochester-area coach in the NSCAA Hall of Fame is Huntley Parker, the all-time wins leader at Brockport, and the namesake of Brockport's soccer complex. Parker was honored with induction in 1993, the hall's third class of inductees.