Wrestling Coaching Staff


Head Coach:  Steve Balash
 
Coach Balash is in his 27th year as the head wrestling coach and 41th year of coaching wrestling at Hobart.  He has also coached football and track for those same 41 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 Josh Mehay
 
 
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Volunteer Coach Don Rogers
 
Coach Rogers has volunteered to come back and coach at the high school level.
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 
Middle School Staff
 
  
 Head Coach Mike Ellis
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.

 
 
Folkstyle Coaches
 
Danny Bell head coach
Kreg Homoky pres.

Andy koritko assist coach/tres.
 
 
Wrestling Coaches Association
Hall of Fame
Coach Steve Balash
Coach Al Thomas
Coach Don Rogers