Update: Coach Hampshire will be presented with his award on 10/25 at 9am at the annual OHSWCA State Coaches’ Clinic at The Ohio State University.
Congratulations to Woodridge High School wrestling’s Jon Hampshire! Jon has been named the 2018-19 Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year! Each year, the OHSWCA awards one Assistant Coach in the State of Ohio with this prestigious honor. The award will be presented to Coach Hampshire at the Ohio State Wrestling Clinic. By receiving this award, Coach Hampshire is Ohio’s representative for the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Award of the same name.
Coach Hampshire is a 1976 graduate of Woodridge High School where he wrestled for Coach Stan Stammen. Coach Hampshire was an outstanding high school wrestler excelling at both the state and national level. After graduation, he continued his wrestling career at Defiance College. In 1993, Coach Hampshire created the Woodridge Youth Wrestling program where continues to be heavily involved. Coach Hampshire also served as a member of the Woodridge Booster Club Board from 1994-2001. In 2003, Coach Hampshire was named the varsity assistant coach at Woodridge High School and continues in that role today. In 2007, Jon received the C.A.R.E. award for his contribution to the Woodridge School District and community. Coach Hampshire was also awarded the Doug Turchin Sportsmanship Award from Ohio Youth Wrestling. In 2017, Coach Hampshire received the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award from Woodridge High School for his service to the students of the Woodridge Community.
During Coach Hampshire’s time as an assistant coach, he has helped coach 26 league champions, 27 sectional champions, 5 district champions, 33 state qualifiers, 10 All-Ohioans and 2 State Champions. He also coached the school’s first and only team in the OHSAA State Duals tournament Finals in 2017.
Congratulations Coach Hampshire!