• Wrestling Coaching Staff


    Head Coach:  Steve Balash
     
    Coach Balash is in his 29th year as the head wrestling coach and 44th year of coaching wrestling at Hobart.  He has also coached football and track for those same 44 years.  He has been married since 1970 to wife Jeannie and has two daughters, Stefanie (Balash)Osika, and Heather (Balash) Overturf.  Some of his athletic accomplishments are:  Three sport athlete at Hobart, 3 year letterman in football, captain, All State, and member of the North-South All Star Team, 2 year basketball starter, 2 year track letter winner participating in shot and high jump, and selected the Most Athletic Senior.  He is a graduate of Indiana State University where he played football.  He was the freshmen MVP, a 3 year starter and selected as the team Captain while playing for ISU.  Steve is also a member of the Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame and the Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This year he has been added to the Hobart Hall of Fame. 
     
      
     
    Assistant coach:  Alex Ramos
     
    Coach Ramos is a two time undefeated State Champion for Hobart.  He was 5th in the state as a sophomore and had a 3 year record of 122-1. After high school Coach Ramos spent two years wrestling for Purdue University. He now is a teacher at Hobart.
    Assistant Coach:  Brennan Cosgrove 
     
    Four-year varsity letterwinner at Hobart High School ... finished the 2008 season ranked seventh in the country at 145 pounds by Intermat Wrestling ... four-time placewinner at the Indiana state high school championships, taking third as a freshman, second as a sophomore and junior and won the state championship as a senior ... named a high school All-American after taking sixth place at the senior high school national tournament. Coach Cosgrove went on to wrestle for Purdue University.  
    Assistant Coach: Brian Wesley 
    Brian comes to us from River Forrest High School as their former head coach. 
     
    Zach Johanson is the new frosh coach 
    Coty Anderson and Nate Herrell are the volunteer coaches
     
     
     
                                  
     
     
     
    Middle School Staff
     
      
     Head Coach Josh Mehay 
    Coach Josh Mehay played football, and wrestled at Merrillville and played football for st. Joseph College.
    He Teaches at the Middle School, and coaches the big boys.
    Tom Swafford
    Coach Swafford is former wrestler at Kankakee Valley. He was a two time state qualifier. Tom has also spent several years coaching at Hobart High School. 

     
     
    Folkstyle Coaches
     
    zack johansen is head coach
     
     
     
    Kreg Homoky-President  
    Andy Koritko assist coach/tres.
     
     Wrestling Coaches Association
    Hall of Fame
    Coach Steve Balash
    Coach Al Thomas
    Coach Don Rogers