Jack Holloway

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Jack Holloway coached wrestling at William Penn High School for 25 years with a record of 297-35, including 14 unbeaten seasons. This was the most wins of a wrestling coach in state history.
His teams won seven state titles, eight Blue Hen Conference Tournament team titles, and 18 of 21 Blue Hen Flight A dual meet titles. He coached 39 individual state champions and 112 Blue Hen
Conference champions. Six of his wrestlers won state “Outstanding Wrestler” awards. He won seven “Coach of the Year” awards and was selected “National Coach of the Year” in 2000. He was elected
President of the National Wrestlers Coaches Association in 2001, and inducted into the Delaware Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003. Jack served on the State wrestling committee for 24 years, and has
given clinics for coaches all over the country. He served as Athletic Director and on the State Sportsmanship Committee for 15 years. William Penn earned the State sportsmanship award six of the
seven years he was there, and in 2004 Jack received the National Award for Meritorious Service to Wrestling from the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Serving as Executive Director of the DIAA,
Jack was involved in supporting a new system for determining a wrestler’s safe weight class that is now mandatory for all states.

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