Wrestling Coaching Staff


Head Coach:  Steve Balash
 
Coach Balash is in his 29th year as the head wrestling coach and 43rd year of coaching wrestling at Hobart.  He has also coached football and track for those same 43 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
Volunteer Coaches:
Zach Johanson
Ben Smithers
Coty Anderson
Connor Winnel 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 
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
 
Brennon Cosgrove 
 
 
 
Kreg Homoky-President  
Andy Koritko assist coach/tres.
 
 Wrestling Coaches Association
Hall of Fame
Coach Steve Balash
Coach Al Thomas
Coach Don Rogers