Legendary Oyster Bay High School football coach Leonard D’Errico dies

Apr 10, 2021 366

BY: George Wallace

Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in Florida. D’Errico was remembered by many as more than an all-everything football player and coach, named to sports halls of fame in three states.

According to friends and family, he was a loving husband and family man, a consummate host and a tough but passionate leader in the community. And in the locker room, he was a “maker of men” who treated everyone he met as family. D’Errico moved to Oyster Bay in 1966, where, in addition to being head coach in the late 1960s, he taught phys. ed. at Oyster Bay High School and Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. 

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SOURCE: https://www.liherald.com

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