NYC Honorary Street Names


Coach John Tobin Corner (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the northwest corner of Oakland Avenue and Nutly Place
Honoree: John Tobin (1938-20190 was an athlete, coach, and administrator, and one of the founders of modern interscholastic track on Staten Island. He was a Staten Island Sports Hall of Famer, Advance Service Award recipient, founding president of Board of Trustees of New World Prep Charter School. He was a high school principal, administrative superintendent, assistant to three Chancellors of the former New York City Board of Education and vice president of the Siemens Foundation. He coached cross country track and field at St. Peter’s, Port Richmond and Tottenville where he led his teams to many championships. His Tottenville team of 1982 holds the record for scoring the most points in New York City PSAL outdoor track and field championships with over 240 points. He was active with Staten Island Track, Running and Community, a member of the Staten Island Catholic Regional strategic planning committee, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Gateway to Higher Education Program at CUNY’s City College. (Rose)

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