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Apr 21, 2018
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Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Gary Bynon

Girls Volleyball Coach and Boys Basketball Coach

Gary Bynon graduated from Herkimer County Community College and earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from SUNY Cortland. He has taught at BH-BL Central Schools for 28 years in the physical education department.

Gary has guided the girls volleyball to unprecedented heights with six New York State championship titles, all since 2002. Since October, 1990, the girls volleyball team has won 377 Suburban Council wins in a row, and his teams have won 28 Suburban Council divisional titles. His volleyball teams have been to 12 state finals, have won 17 regional championships and 21 sectional championships, including the last 14 in a row. His overall record is 646-60. Every year, his teams have been given scholar athlete awards.

Gary has over 100 wins for the boys basketball team, and won the first ever sectional title in the 70 year history of BH-BL basketball in 1991.

Gary runs the Lakeside Volleyball Club for boys and girls, and the Spike Mountain Volleyball camp in Vermont, one of the top camps in the Northeast. He has sent many of his athletes to play in college, including four who have been named All-Americans. Gary has also served on the NYS Championship Committee, and last year started the New York Volleyball Coaches Association, and currently serves as the president.

In the community, Gary had the initial idea to start a community Flag Day Parade, which the business leaders began 15 years ago. He also started the current Farmers Market in town. Gary lives on Goode Street in Burnt Hills with his wife of 28 years, Laura. They have two sons and one daughter: Michael is the head volleyball coach of the Coast Guard Academy, Matthew is the assistant coach at UMASS and the head boys coach at Windham High School in New Hampshire, while Lindsay will be a junior at Nazareth College where she plays volleyball.

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