Contributor - 2008

PATRICK BARNES coached wrestling for 30 years, including 13 seasons in the Corning School District. He just recently retired from the mats in 2006. During his career, Pat recorded 215 wins, including a 70­49­1 record at Corning. He directed the Hawks to four STAC West Division crowns in 2002,2004,2005 and 2006. His teams also captured ten team tournament titles  and  Pat  was  named  the  Section  IV,  Class  A  Coach  of  the  Year.  He  coached  a  second  place  finisher  in  the  NYS Tournament in 2002 and a third place wrestler in the 1998 state tournament. Pat also coached three Section IV Individual Champions  and  16  Section  IV,  Class  A  Champions.  He  also  had  21  wrestlers  named  'Outstanding  Wrestler'  of  various tournaments. During his career, Pat was named among Outstanding Athletes in America in 1972; Metro (Elmira) Male Coach of  the Year  in  1988; was  inducted  into  the Elmira Free Academy Hall  of Fame  in  1996.  He  joins  a  number  of  his  former wrestlers in the C­PP Sports Hall of Fame.