Ernest Luongo of Oswego will be inducted into the Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame at the eighth annual ceremony and luncheon Oct. 25 in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.
Luongo, a 1948 SUNY Cortland graduate, will be recognized for his achievements as an Oswego State soccer coach. Luongo coached Oswego’s varsity soccer team to its first and only state championship in 1966.
In 1970 he was presented with the “Distinguished Faculty Award,” by the Oswego Alumni Association in recognition of his leadership and accomplishments at the state and local levels in drug education. The Oswego professor emeritus of health and physical education also volunteered in the physical therapy department at the Oswego Hospital.
As a student at SUNY Cortland, Luongo played baseball from 1945 to 1948 and soccer from 1945 to 1946.
The Alumni Association established the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 to honor players and coaches who made outstanding contributions to Oswego State athletics. Oswego graduates and former athletes Joseph Bena, Frank Lisco, Jeannine Muoio Salamone and Kimberly Pace will also be honored at this year’s ceremony.
For more information or to place reservations for the luncheon, visit www.oswego.edu/alumni/ or call 315-312-2258. Reservations are needed by Oct. 17.