SOUTHAMPTON, NY — For years, Vinny Mangano has been a force on the Southampton canvas. A longtime high school math teacher and football coach, Mangano, 64, now retired, keeps in shape with frequent pickle ball games at the Southampton Youth Services recreational facility. While there, Mangano, well-known for his years as an EMT, often shoots the breeze with SYS Director Scott Johnson — the two, both high school coaches, share a longtime friendship and camaraderie. And on Nov. 30, in a dramatic rescue, Johnson, along with two other staffers, saved Mangano’s life after he collapsed on the pickle ball court.
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