Recognized as the greatest coach in Brown wrestling history, Amato recorded 379 wins and left his post as the third winningest active coach in NCAA Division I. He coached two Ivy League Wrestlers of the Year, three Ivy League Rookies of the Year and helped over 100 wrestlers place at the EIWA Championships.
Seven wrestlers entered the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame under his watch, while 10 wrestlers captured EIWA titles. He mentored 27 First Team All-Ivy wrestlers, and two All-Americans. The 1992 EIWA Coach of the Year, he held true to the Brown mission of academic excellence, guiding the Bears to consecutive National Wrestling Coaches Association honors for the country's highest team grade point average.