Lowville Red Raiders


In 1964, following graduation from SUNY Cortland, Neal Aubel began his teaching career at Frankfort-Schuyler. The following year, he accepted a physical education position at his alma mater, Lowville Academy. He held this position through his retirement in June of 1999.

Neal was appointed Director of Athletics in 1976 and continues in that position along with his duties as head wrestling coach. He as served on the Section III Wrestling Committee since 1970, assuming the chairperson position in 1993. Neal took over the reins as Frontier League Wrestling Chairman in 1972 and continued in that position until 1993. During that period of time and after, he has hosted many of the tough Frontier League Tournaments. Anyone competing or attending these events know they are the gold standard that wrestling tournaments can be measured by - a class act from beginning to end. A leading proponent of the Section III Dual Meet Tournament concept, he helped implement this tournament in 1989. His wrestling teams have captured sixteen Frontier League titles, fifteen Section III Class Tournament titles, and five Section III Inter-Class Tournament titles. His teams have compiled a winning record of 466, which stands as a New York State record for victories.

He has served on the Frontier League Executive Committee since 1993. He received the Section III Service Award in 1990 and was selected the National High School Athletics Coaches Association Region I Coach of the Year in 1993. Coach Aubel was selected by his peers as the recipient of the 2001 New Yrok State Administrators Section III Outstanding Service Award.

A famous philosopher once said "The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct". Coach Aubel has been a model to emulate for all those who know him in his role as teacher, coach, administrator, and Section III Wrestling Chairman.

By The Numbers...

* 18 wrestlers with 100 or more wins
* 5 former wrestlers now coaching
* 5 Section III Inter-Class Tournament Champions
* 1 (tie) Dual Meet Tournament Championship
* 37 Invitational Tournament Championships with 200 Individual Champions
* 11 Frontier League Tournament Championships with 77 Individual Champions
* 15 Section III Class Tournament Championships with 99 individual class champions