Copley Head Coach Position Available

The Head Coach position is open at Copley.  More information can be found at the link below.  As of now, there are a few potential teaching opportunities: a HPE Teaching position, Assistant Band Director, and Guidance Position.  Applicants do not need a teaching job to be accepted.


2016 Lee Kemp Winner

The Lee Kemp Award is given to the the Most Outstanding Wrestler from Northeast Ohio.  The award is given to a senior wrestler from a GCWCOA member school.  The award is named in honor of Lee Kemp, a state champion from Chardon, who went on to win NCAA and World Championships.

The 2016 Lee Kemp Winner is Ben Darmstadt from Elyria.


2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Rich Fleming.

In 23 seasons as the head coach of Baldwin Wallace, Fleming produced a 153-259-6 career mark, including a 45-91-2 slate in the rugged OAC.  He coached 34 wrestlers to the Division III National Tournament, including 1989 NCAA Division III 177-pound national champion Kevin Higgins and two national runners-up.

Prior to coming to B-W, he spent 18 years building a powerful program at nearby Parma Senior High School.

As a wrestler, Fleming won a 123-pound Mid-American Conference title while at Miami of Ohio.

Coach Fleming is still active in the wrestling community and is a current member of the GCWCOA.



2016 Milkovich Award Winner

Named in honor of the legendary Northeast Ohio wrestling family, the Milkovich Award honors wrestlers who have best exemplified Sportsmanship, Courage, and Class.  This award was first given in 1998 to celebrate those who show excellence in character.

The 2016 Award Recipient is Hunter Ladnier from St. Edward


2016 Coaches Award Winners

GCWCOA Award Winners

Official of the Year: Jim Behrens

Award of Merit: Nick Dimitris, Brecksville Holiday Tournament

Assistant Coach of the Year:  John Heffernan, St. Edward

DIII Coach of the Year:  Craig Wise, Rootstown

DII Coach of the Year:  Eric Lakia, Lake Catholic

DI Coach of the Year: Greg Urbas, St. Edward


All award recipients will be honored at our Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 24th.