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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

From the Desk of Dan Chandler



Jason Goings, Athletic Director at Ashland High School, has announced today on Twitter that Tommy Bauer will take over as the head wrestling coach of the Arrows pending board approval.

Bauer, a 2001 AHS graduate, was a two-time DI OHSAA state qualifier as an Arrow. He placed 6th in 2001 and had over 125 career victories in high school. He won an OCC title in his junior and senior seasons while wrestling for the Arrows.

Bauer is excited to assume his new role, “It feels great,” he said, “to see it come full circle.” Bauer added, “I have spent a lifetime in the sport and look forward to taking over the program.”

A three-time All-American at Ashland University, Bauer won over 100 matches for then AU Head Coach Ray Kowatch. He was a four time NCAA qualifier that had two 6th place finishes and a 7th place finish for the Eagles at the Division II National Tournament. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing.

Bauer has been active in area wrestling the past several years working with many former, current and future Arrow wrestlers. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the Ashland Middle School this past wrestling season. He was a varsity assistant at Clear Fork High School from 2010-2015.

Bauer is ready to embrace the opportunity as head coach at Ashland, “I am looking forward to having a larger role developing young Arrow wrestlers not only to be great athletes but also great individuals in life.”

With board approval looming, Bauer is no doubt ready to get to work at his alma mater. #GoArrows


From the Desk of Dan Chandler

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