Coaches Hall of Fame: Aaron Groff

COACH
Hall of Fame – 2010
Boys Town

Coach Groff has put on quite a run at Boys Town in his time as head coach.  They have a string of 7 straight top 4 finishes including runner up honors in 2007 and 2010.  Coach Groff has produced 73 state qualifiers, and 41 state medal winners including 17 champions.  His teams have won 8 consecutive Centennial Conference Championships among the 34  team titles in that span.  Coach Groff has had several wrestlers compete at the collegiate level including three that have earned All-American honors.  During his tenure 8 wrestlers have been nationally ranked by W.I.N. magazine.  He has been the Vern Ekfelt Coach of the year twice and district coach of the year four times. 

He was awarded the Atlanta/East City Service Award Man of the Year (Specialized work with inner city youth in Georgia) in 2007 and in 2009 he was received the Humanitarian of the Year Award North Carolina.  His biggest thrills include Coaching Kevin Barrett to a High School National title,  coaching along side his former state champion Cheikh Fall whom he meet when Cheikh was in 6th grade.  Cheikh always communicated to Boys Town administration his desire to return and coach wrestling, Cheikh is working full time at Boys Town and is an intricate part of the staff.  Last but not least  watching the youth at Boys Town develop a passion for wrestling is truly rewarding.  Coach Groff uses the sport of wrestling to build a better young man.  Aaron is being introduced by his wife, Melissa.

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