Posted: March 15, 2019

Joseph Tannuzzo ’89

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Joe attended Msgr. McClancy High School from 1985 to 1989.  He ran all four years and started competing on the varsity level when he was a sophomore.  He was the CHSAA Brooklyn – Queens Cross Country Champion on the Freshman (1985), Sophomore (1986) and Varsity (1987) levels and a CHSAA Brooklyn – Queens Cross Country All Star all four years. I won the 1989 Brooklyn – Queens Varsity 5,000 meters outdoor title.  Joe also won three individual City Championships – 2 Freshman titles in the 1 mile run (both indoor and outdoor seasons )and the 1986 Sophomore Cross Country title.  McClancy won two CHSAA Brooklyn – Queens Team Titles – the 1986 Sophomore Cross Country team title and the 1989 Varsity Outdoor team title.  Joe was a Tri – Captain on the varsity track team during his senior year (1988 – 1989).

After graduating from McClancy, Joe received an athletic scholarship from Long Island University and was a Tri – Captain on the men’s team from 1991 – 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1993. After graduation, he completed three marathons and ran a personal best 2:47:31 at the 1995 Boston Marathon.

Joe currently resides in Mahopac, New York with his wife Colleen and Daughter Allison.