Ken Weaver

About to begin his 20th season as Avon Lake High School's head wrestling coach, Ken Weaver's career is far from lacking in accomplishments.

Since taking over as Shoremen wrestling coach in 1987, Weaver-coached teams have racked up over 130 dual-meet victories. A lO-time Lorain County Coach of the Year Award winner, he's coached three state champions, two state runner-ups, eight state placers and 20 state qualifiers.

Over 30 Shoremen wrestlers have won Southwestern Conference championships during his tenure. One of the team's crowning achievements came in 2005, when that year's Shoremen team captured the first SWC championship in school history.

Weaver's knowledge of wrestling was borne on the mats during his days in a Shoremen singlet in the late 1960s and early 70s. A three-year starter on the Shore men wrestling team, he was an A11- SWC first-teamer. The former Avon Lake MVP and Athlete of the Year continued to wrestle in college. He was a four-year starter at Marietta.

When wrestling season ended, Weaver went out for baseball. He worked his way into the starting lineup for three seasons and went on to win all-conference honors and a Southwestern Conference batting title.

Weaver has coached Avon Lake's freshman football team for over 11 years, and was the head middle school coach before that. He spent several seasons coaching youth baseball and spent time as an Avon/Avon Lake Thurman Munson League Director.

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