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Ralph Paonessa

Amassed an outstanding record of 306 wins, 123 losses and five ties in 39 years of coaching high school wrestlers. Won first career match against Parma Padua and went on to compile a 10-1 season. During his career he coached 26 years at Archbishop Hoban, which was sandwiched by 13 years at St. Vincent-St. Mary High. Paonessa's teams had three undefeated seasons, captured 24 invitational team and seven sectional team championships and, individually, he had 44 sectional and five district champions, 20 state placers and three state runner-ups.

Inducted 2011 | Coach