STEWART BREITWISE

Contributor - 1998

Stewart Breitwise graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1948 where he played football, basketball, baseball, tennis and ran track, He also played football, basketball and baseball when he served in the Army in the early 1950s and played semi-pro baseball in Virginia. He started and coached small fry basketball in the old CGW Clubhouse and in Painted Post. One of his Painted Post teams eventually went on to become one of the best teams ever at Corning West. That team included current Hall of Famers Steve Retterer, Rich Gehl, Bob Rossi and his son Carl (Pudge) who now serves as the head basketball coach for the Vikings. His football credentials include starting and coaching small fry football that began as flag and later became a tackle football for the youngster. Stu also was a longtime Babe Ruth baseball coach and was credited with starting the Softball league at Ingersoll-Rand. He coached the Tarantelli Restaurant Softball team in Elmira for number of years. Stu also spent over 20 years as a referee or umpire for football, basketball, baseball and softball. He also served as a public address announcer at War Memorial stadium for a number of years.