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N-O League to honor two former Medina coaches with special award

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Coach Bill Ossont

Contributed Photo – Coach Scott Grimm

Two former long-time Medina High coaches, Scott Grimm and Bill Ossont, will be honored by the Niagara-Orleans League with a special award Thursday at the league’s annual coaches dinner.

Grimm and Ossont, along with former Wilson High football coach and Athletic Director Charlie Jufer, will receive the N-O League’s Foundation Award which recognizes major accomplishments or contributions to athletics.

Grimm coached the Medina varsity volleyball team for 32 years from 1976 to 2007. He guided the Mustangs to 12 N-O League and 7 Section VI championships over those three decades as his teams compiled a league record of 326-117. The N-O titles his teams earned included six in a row from 1984 to 1989. His teams won sectional titles in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1994 and 1995.

Ossont coached the Medina varsity wrestling team from 1972 to 1976. His Mustangs won the N-O title each of those five years compiling a record of 41-1. His teams also won two Section VI Class BBB titles during that stretch which saw the Mustangs compile an overall record of 65-11-1. He kept actively in involved with wrestling after leaving the coaching ranks by serving as an official for over 30 years.

Ossont also coached the Medina varsity football team from 1989 to 1995 and the girls varsity softball squad during the 1980 and 1981 seasons, winning the N-O title in ’81.