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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --Dom Cecere, the legendary varsity baseball coach at Eastcester High School who won the most games in state history, died Saturday, according to the Eastchester athletic department.
He was 75 and had been battling cancer.
Cecere was named by the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches as one of its coaches of the year in 2016.
Long renowned among his peers throughout the state, Cecere coached at Eastchester for more than half a century.
Since taking over in 1964, Cecere racked up more than 700 victories to go along with 15 league title crowns. He was inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame in 2014.
Under his guidance, dozens of students advanced to college on scholarships.
Cecere, who stressed good sportsmanship, integrity and honesty, took great pride in seeing his young players develop, grow and succeed while encouraging them to grow as people both on and off the field.