Coaches Hall of Fame: Ralph Karns

Hall of Fame – 1982

Coach Ralph Karns journeyed from Connecticut to teach at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska after earning his college degree from Dartmouth. He joined the staff at Omaha Technical in 1922 and was its head wrestling coach until 1947. Karns was known as a strict disciplinarian and was ahead of his time as he implemented a weight training program for his athletes. His efforts were rewarded with three state team titles during his career at Tech. Besides his involvement in the Technical wrestling program he also handled swimming and gymnastics coaching duties.

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