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Cov Cath Will Add Wrestling to Athletics Program


Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, Covington Catholic will add wrestling to its athletic program. 
Mr. Dave Johnson has been selected as head coach. Coach Johnson has thirteen years of experience and has coached at the varsity high school level for the last eight seasons contributing to programs at Norwood (OH) High School, Cooper High School, and most recently as a varsity assistant at Ryle High School. The addition of wrestling will complement basketball, bowling and the swim/dive programs during the winter sports season and provide another activity for student participation.
An informational meeting was held at the school on May 14, 2013. To date, sixty-two students have expressed interest. “I am excited about the opportunity to be the Colonels wrestling coach. I will work diligently to make this sport a success at CovCath and to represent the school with class and sportsmanship,” Johnson said.
Dan Osborne will be head assistant/JV head coach.  Coach Osborne comes to CCH with nine years of coaching experience in both Kentucky and Ohio. Osborne coached at Glen Este High School last year where he specialized in working with the upper weights. In addition, he was the varsity defensive line coach for the Glen Este football team. As an athlete, he was a four-year letterman, district placer, conference champion and a two-time captain at Cincinnati Anderson High School.
Covington Catholic principal Bob Rowe commented, “Over the last couple of years, several stakeholders have expressed interest in establishing a wrestling program here at Covington Catholic. We are very fortunate to have found such a qualified and capable coach as Dave Johnson. We look forward to his joining the staff and are confident he will develop a quality wrestling program for our young men.”
From Covington Catholic High School