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Beloved Cornwall Coach Blaine Retires

Beloved Cornwall Coach Blaine Retires

Beloved Cornwall Coach Blaine Retires

Wrestling coach Don Blaine graduated from Cornwall in 1974,he was a wrestler. After he graduated he went to college and later returned to Cornwall as a social studies teacher. For the past 36 years Don Blain coached Varsity Wrestling for Cornwall.  His record of 527 wins in Section Nine makes him an all-time leader. He is a member of the state and national Wrestling Hall of Fame. His wrestlers have won 33 Section Nine titles,12 state medals 14 league titles and has never experienced a losing season. So, Friday night inside the gym the place was loaded with past coaches, students he had coached and supporters that have known Don and those who have special memories of him from the past. The seniors from the team were introduced and given a flower for parents that were present, and then a group picture was taken. Then it was Don’s wife Sue’s turn.  She was called out onto the floor, his biggest supporter, and presented a bouquet of flowers.  Members of Don’s family were also on hand. Don was then presented a plaque for his achievements. Don then thanked his coaches and students he had coached and thanked the Cornwall School District along with everyone who came out for the celebration.

When the celebration was over, the Varsity match began.

Caption 1 –  Don being presented a Lifetime Achievement plaque (pictured above)

Caption 2 — Mrs Blaine receives flowers as Don looks on.

(Photos by Bob McCormick)

CORNWALL COACH RETIRES W WIFE FLOWERS

Caption 3 – -Closeup of plaque Don received

Cornwall coach Blaine retires the plaque

 

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