Alex Conti

Alex Conti

Alex Conti's resume indicates that he certainly belongs among the area’s most accomplished athletes/coaches, courtesy of a wrestling career that began in Fredonia and took him to opportunities around the world.

“Alex has been doing this at very high, productive and effective level since he was 9 years old,’’ said Dana Best, Fredonia Central School Class of ‘79. “That stands the test of time over four decades.”

It certainly does.

Check out Conti’s wrestling resume as presented by Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling:

  • Was named a U.S. Women’s World Team coach in 2014, 12 months after helping it place third at the World Championships, led by three medalists.
  • Was part of the American coaching staff for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where Team USA was led by Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun.
  • Served as a U.S. women’s coach for a number of international events since 2008. He was on the Team USA staff at the Junior World Championships from 2009-11. Five of the seven 2013 U.S. Senior World Team members competed on the Junior World Teams that he helped coach. Conti also coached the 2008 Junior Pan American Championships team in Ecuador.
  • Was part of the coaching staff at the Pan American Championships in Panama City, Panama, along with the Battle at the Falls event in Niagara Falls and the Poland Open. He has also coached U.S. tour teams to Belarus, Spain and Azerbaijan.
  • Was named women’s coach for the New York Athletic Club in 2013. The women’s team for the New York AC won the Division I team title at the U.S. Open that year, and placed second in Division I at the 2014 U.S. Open.

Alex Conti, 1978

Conti has been a teacher and coach in the public school system for 28 years (nine in California and the past 19 at Fredonia Central School). Along the way he has compiled a 341-73-3 record. The win total is the second-most in Section VI history and one of the best marks in the state.

Since 2003, Conti has coached 22 state placewinners, 11 state finalists and five state champions. In 2009, he coached the first female, Carlene Sluberski, to ever place in the New York state tournament. Sluberski placed second.

Conti, who has been the recipient of many coach-of-the-year honors, served as the New York USA Wrestling women’s director from 2008-11, helping coach New York athletes at the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals.

Conti wrestled collegiately for Ball State, Jamestown Community College and SUNY Brockport. He compiled a 9-1 record against international competition, including going 3-1 for a team that competed in Iraq in 1980.

Conti and his wife, Stacy, have a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Alissa. Christopher wrestled for the University of Buffalo and Alissa runs track and cross country and for the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Alex Conti was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.


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