Washington Township Head Wrestling Coach to be Inducted into Highland High School Athletic Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP –  Washington Township High School special education teacher and head wrestling coach Ron Ippolite will be among the 2015 inductees into the Highland High School Athletic Hall of Fame, when the school inducts all members of its 1983 wrestling squad.
Ippolite, a heavyweight on the Tartans roster, led his teams to New Jersey Group IV state titles in 1982 and 1983. Individually, Ippolite was a District 30 and Region 8 champion, a state runner-up, team captain, and most valuable player in 1983.
“I am so excited to be a part of the group that is being inducted,” Ippolite said.  “It will be a special day that brings back so many great memories.”
As head coach of the Washington Township High School wrestling program since 2010 and the 2013 District 30 Coach of the Year, Ippolite has posted a 69-52 record and has coached five 100-career-win wrestlers, 10 District 30 champions and one state tournament place winner.  He had served as an assistant coach from 1995-2000 and was the District’s middle school wrestling coach in 1993 and 1994.
“Coach Ippolite has had a tremendous impact as a teacher and coach in the Washington Township school community, and we congratulate him on this honor,” WTHS Director of Athletics Kevin Murphy said.  “A father figure in the wrestling room, he has been a strong role model for the young men he has coached and mentored.”

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