Herm Bastianelli

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Herm is widely recognized as one of the driving forces in establishing the sport of wrestling in Delaware high schools…He had a career in coaching wrestling, baseball, football, and cross-country
at Georgetown and Sussex Central High Schools…Herm coached varsity wrestling teams from 1960 to 1976, with a record of 150 wins and 15 losses…During 1961-69 period, his wrestling team won 56
consecutive games with 7 undefeated seasons… Coach Bastianelli produced more than 50 Conference champions and 12 State champions…One of his varsity cross-country teams won a State Championship
title…Coach Herm was also successful in football, baseball, basketball and track at the jayvee level… Coaching jayvee baseball from 1953-1960, his teams had four undefeated seasons, winning 32
straight games…His jayvee football teams from 1953 to 1968 had six ndefeated seasons.…Herm was inducted into the Delaware Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2000…Four of his sons, Mark, Dan, Steve and Paul
had outstanding high school and college wrestling careers and daughters, Ann and Nancy played high school field hockey. Coach Herm retired in l986.



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