Sec. V Wrestling Hall of Fame inducts Grillo

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 October 2021 at 1:51 pm

Contributed Photo – The award was announced last year but because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions the formal induction of former long time Holley High wrestling Coach John Grillo into the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame was not able to be held until recently. Grillo is shown here at the awards dinner with his sons Ashley, Adam and Andrew. During his 44 years as a wrestling coach, most of which was served at Holley, he garnered over 780 wins. He guided his Holley teams to no less than 22 Genesee Region League and 12 Section V titles. He was named G-R Coach of the Year 15 times and Section V Coach of the Year six times. He becomes the third Orleans County coach to be inducted into the Hall of Fame joining Jim Sauberan from Kendall and the late Fred Large from Lyndonville.