Witness Post: Don York
Don York, who was inducted into the Oregon Chapter of the USA Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009, is remembered as the long-time coach at Cleveland High School. He served as the wrestling coach from 1957-1983.
High School Honors:
Although he coached at Lincoln High School and Cleveland, York actually attended Franklin High School, graduating in 1949.
Post High School Wrestling Career highlights:
- Portland State College, Varsity Wrestling Letter winner.
- Cleveland High School Wrestling Coach for 24 years (1957-76 and 1978-83), with 114 wins and 60 losses
- Cleveland had 37 individual Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Champions and 4 individual State Champions
- 1961 and 1962 Cleveland teams were undefeated PIL Champions
- The annual Don York Invitational Wrestling Tournament is held at Cleveland High School
- York was inducted into the Cleveland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994
- He was inducted into the Oregon Chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009
- York was inducted into the PIL Coaching Hall of Fame in 2013
Commentary and Reflection by Don York: