Justin Signorelli enters his second season leading the SUNY Ulster Senators wrestling team in 2017-18. Along with his coaching duties in the Fall of 2017 Signorelli was promoted within the Ulster Athletic Department to Assistant Athletic Director. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor, teaching two weight training courses each semester.
Signorelli was hired in March 2016 with the task of building the reinstated wrestling program. In the programs first season back since the 1970's, Coach Signorelli lead the team to a 4-3 overall mark in dual meets. He guided the Senators to a 4th place finish at the Eastern District Championships and had two freshman earn wildcard births to compete at the NJCAA Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Coach Signorelli previously was an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Highland High School for three years, leading them to their first Team Sectional Title during his tenure. Prior to coaching Justin was a collegiate wrestler and four year letter winner at NCAA D3 powerhouse SUNY Cortland, serving two of those seasons as Team Captain. In 2013 he helped lead his team to a 4th place finish at the NCAA D3 National Duals. His Red Dragon teams were consistently ranked in the top 10 in the country and he placed in many tournaments including winning the Jamestown Open. In 2013 He graduated from SUNY Cortland earning his Bachelors of the Arts in Communications.
Justin attended Highland High School where he competed in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He was a captain on Highland's Varsity Football Section 9 Class B Championship team in 2008. On the wrestling mat he was one of the more dominant Wrestlers in the Hudson Valley. The 4 year varsity team captain was a 3 time Section 9 D2 Champion, 3 time MHAL Champion and he won over 85% of his varsity matches in his 4 seasons en route to becoming the first member of Highland's 100 win club. He graduated with honors in 2009.
Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach
Will Parks enters his second season serving as Ulster Assistant Wrestling Coach. Along with supporting Coach Signorelli he also is an assistant coach for the Newburgh Varsity Wrestling Team. He works in the Newburgh School District as a health teacher at South Middle School. Will was substitute teaching and coaching wrestling in the Longwood School District in Shoreham prior to being hired in Newburgh for the 2016-17 school year.
Will earned his Bachelors in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 2013. He was a four year letter winner on the Red Dragon wrestling team alongside Head Coach Signorelli. Will earned Academic All-American honors twice and All-State honors for placing in the NY Collegiate States Tournament his senior season.
Will is a 2009 graduate of Longwood High School on Long Island. He was a four year member of the varsity wrestling team earning over 100 wins in that time and twice earning All-County honors for Suffolk County Division 1. Will was also the Greco Roman Champion at the 2008 Empire State Games.
Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach
The 2017-18 season is Mike McCabe’s first with the Senators. He has been brought on by Head Coach Signorelli to assist with team operations and travel.
McCabe is a 2014 graduate of SUNY Ulster. He earned his Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Since earning his degree he has been working fulltime as a Vet-Tech.
A 2009 graduate of Highland High School McCabe was a standout athlete. He served as a team captain for the football, wrestling and baseball teams. On the mat he twice earned All-Section honors finishing 3rd in 2008 and 2009 at the Section 9 Division 2 Championships. His senior year he compiled 34 wins and was a MHAL Tournament finalist. McCabe also earned Second Team All-State for Class B Linebackers in NYS and his and Signorelli’s team won the Section 9 Class B championship.