Elder wrestling coach Dick McCoy retires after 31 years
Elder High School’s head varsity wrestling coach Dick McCoy announced his retirement on March 6, ending a 31-year coaching career at the west side school.
McCoy’s teams have compiled a 225-84-4 dual meet record and seven GCL team championships, and he has coached 41 district champions, 32 state place winners, four state runners-up, and two state champions.
“We teach our kids that the sport of wrestling is full of life lessons on and off the mat,” McCoy said in a release provided by Elder. “Pride, commitment, and integrity are the ingredients that make great people.”
In recognition of his accomplishments, McCoy was inducted into the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007, and was the OHSWCA Division I Coach of the Year in 2009. He has been named GCL Coach-of-the-Year 11 times and has been the Cincinnati Enquirer Coach-of-the-Year four times.
In 2012, he was honored with the prestigious Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship and Integrity Award.