Elias George Wrestling Foundation

Coach has influenced countless kids to be/do their best in sports and most importantly life. -Craig Hahn 

Coach Elias GeorgeCoach Elias George 
Elias George, a Canonsburg, PA native and outstanding wrestler at Canonsburg H.S. earned a reputation as a leading scholastic wrestling coach at Evanston Township H.S in Evanston, IL., where he served from 1958 until his retirement in 1987.

George was a WPIAL champion in 1942 and 1943 and PIAA champion in 1942. He also won AMA/AAU, National junior AAU and Oklahoma AAU titles and was national senior AAU runnerup.

He was a Big 10 champion at Indiana University in 1946 and was captain of an undefeated team at Oklahoma State University in 1949.  He served eight years on the U.S. Olympic wrestling committee and had a record of 517-139-14  as a high school coach.  -PA Sports Hall Of Fame, Washington-Greene County Chapter 

For more about how Coach George has positively and productively influenced the lives of young people, please click here.

EGWF was established in honor of Coach Elias George and will continue to positively & productively influence the lives of young people.  

All student athletes will strive for Excellence in: life, the classroom, & competition. 

To pursue Excellence in

  • Leadership
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Coaching




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