THE LEONIDAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF FIRST ANNUAL “LEADER OF THE YEAR” AWARD: COACH GREG TOAL
Wyckoff, NJ - Coach Greg Toal had an incredible impact on the life of Leonidas “Leo” Vagias. Coach Toal served as a friend, mentor, and role model to Leo, helping to shape him as a young man while instilling in him a burning desire to attain success and maintain a high level of dedication to his craft.
From 1999-2016, Greg Toal was at the helm of the Don Bosco Preparatory High School football program. As Head Varsity Football Coach, he led the Ironmen to nine New Jersey state championships and two national titles. Coach Toal is a member of the prestigious ‘300-win’ club with a career record of 305-55-2 over 33 years at Hasbrouck Heights, River Dell, Hackensack, and Don Bosco Prep. In total, he won 16 state championships - an average of one title every two years. Coach Toal has coached hundreds of players who have gone on to play at the NCAA level and a number who have attained success in the NFL.
Coach Toal’s success has not just come from the sidelines at Granatell Stadium. On and off the field, Coach Toal has spent his life enriching the mind, body and spirit of countless young men. He epitomizes the values and focuses of the Leonidas Foundation, consistently partaking of philanthropic efforts in the local community and providing opportunities to those less fortunate. The tens of thousands of hours Coach Toal has spent in his lifetime teaching and building young men on and off the field should be commemorated, with tribute paid to his legacy and expansive list of accomplishments.
In honor of his contributions to the lives of so many and profound impact on Leo’s life, the Board of Directors and Executive Board of The Leonidas Foundation are proud to announce that Coach Greg Toal will receive the first annual “Leader of the Year” award at “Kickoff Event” on March 30th. We cannot think of a more deserving individual to whom we can present this great honor.
If you would like to join us as we celebrate the life of Leo Vagias and the birth of The Leonidas Foundation please visit the link below.
Thank you, Coach!