Easton, PA, June 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Bob Ferraro, a native of Easton, Pa., serves as the CEO/Founder of the National High School Coaches Association, which puts on over 100 state, regional and national events in 20 sports, including the NHSCA Senior Nationals in wrestling, which recently held its 20th anniversary of the event. During the past two decades, the event now offers national competition for all four grades of high school. Robert was a Division 1 college coach for 24 years. He is proud to have also been the recipient of the Wrestling USA, Man Of The Year Award in 2006.
"What impresses me so much about Bob is his vision for wrestling," said WIN publisher Bryan Van Kley. "He looks at the bigger picture beyond just an event or particular situation. The High School Nationals has turned into a "can't-miss" event which has been a great tool for prospective college wrestlers and the coaches who are recruiting them. All of this is because of Bob's vision for that event and the NHSCA as an organization."
“This is a well deserved award,” says Jeff Buxton, Head Coach for Blair Academy. “No one has done more for high school wrestling than Robert Ferraro.”
"I felt we needed the high visibility sports to get wrestling the attention that it needed," said Ferraro. "I felt that if we could build an organization with more than one sport, we could make a much bigger impact on wrestling. If you are going to set goals and achieve them, you obviously have to work hard. Developing a work ethic is the most valuable part of the sport. It teaches you how to set goals, and make commitments in your journey. It’s something that you can apply to anything in your life.” Bob Ferraro, National High School Coaches Association. ‘I believe that I owe the honor of receiving this award to applying the ethics I developed in sports throughout my entire life. I am truly grateful.”