• Coach Tom Onorato
    Physical Education & Weight Training Instructor
    Ebenezer Middle School Head Wrestling Coach
    Ebenezer Middle School Boys Track & Field Coach
     
    Education:
    West Virginia University, Masters of Science, Community Health Promotions, Morgantown, WV 1994 
    West Virginia University, Bachelors of Science, Physical Education and Health, Morgantown, WV 1993
     
    Coach Onorato grew up in Erie, PA. He attend McDowell High School where he played football and wrestled. He earned All-State honors in wrestling 1987 & 1988.  He earned a wrestling scholarship to West Virginia University where he was 4 year Letterman, 2 year Captain and 2 year NCAA qualifier. In 1991 he was a starting member of the team that finished 6th in the nation at the NCAA Wresting Championships.  In 1993 he earned his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and Health and in 1994 earned his Masters of Science in Community Health Promotions. 
     
    In 1997 he moved to Kennesaw, GA where he taught Physical Education and coached wrestling and football at Harrison High School. In 2000, as an assistant coach he helped lead Harrison High School to a State Championship. 
     
    In 2000, He and his wife Patty moved to Effingham County. He has taught 5 years at South Effingham Middle School and 7 years at South Effingham High School. While at South Effingham High School his wrestling teams won 3 Region Titles and 3 Top 10 finishes in the state. He also coached 1 individual State Champion and 14 individual All-State wrestlers.
     
    In 2013, He came to Ebenezer Middle School where he coaches middle school football and wrestling . He teaches 6th grade Physical Education and 7th & 8th Grade Weight Training.
     
    He is married to his beautiful wife Patty Onorato for 19 years (who currently teaches Physical Education at Rincon Elementary). He is the father of Yezzi Onorato and step-father of Chris & Andrew Leahy, and is the proud grandfather of Brooklyn Leahy.
     
Last Modified on August 20, 2019