Hall of Fame – 2000
Starting his coaching career at Ryan High School in Omaha in 1968, Joe has gathered 31 years of coaching experience and is still going strong. He has lent his talents to Omaha Roncalli (‘’75-’77), Scribner Public (‘77-’84), Elgin Pope John ( ‘84-’94) and is currently at Elkhorn Valley in Tilden. As a head coach he can claim three District Team Championships and four District Team Runners-up titles. At the state level his teams finished in the Top Five on five occasions and placed in the Top Ten twelve times. As a head coach and assistant he is credited with twelve individual State Champs with a total of over sixty state placers. Joe was chosen NSWCA All Star Classic Assistant Coach in 1994, moving to Head coach in 1995 . Considering being able to see the improvement of wrestlers from the grade school programs through high school as his biggest thrill, Joe is introduced by his son , Jason.