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Greg Mortier, Longtime Wilson/Early College Football Coach Retires

(photo courtesy of the Democrat and Chronicle)

(November 2, 2022) The Rochester City School District congratulates Greg Mortier on a stellar 33-year coaching career with the District.  On Friday, October 28, 2022, Mortier coached his final football game for the Wilson/Early College team. 

Mortier spent the past 22 years coaching the Wilson/Early College team, and in 2017 took the team to its only Section V championship in Class A when he also won Coach of the Year honors.  A Physical Education teacher at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy, Mortier also began his coaching career at Edison Career and Technology High School in 1990. 

In an ironic twist, Mortier’s last regular season game as coach at Wilson/Early College was against fellow colleague Scott Deuschle from Webster Thomas.  Deuschle and Mortier, best friends, both went to Alfred University together and starting coaching football at same time in the 90’s at Edison. 

“Greg is an amazing teacher and coach,” said Athletic Director Joe Lapietra.  “He is highly respected across Section V for his wherewithal and dedication to student athletes.  He has developed a family atmosphere within his coaching staff, which has made the job very rewarding and successful for all his athletes.”

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Mortier on a successful and impactful coaching career.