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Fresch retiring as Westerville Central coach


Bob Fresch has announced his retirement as wrestling coach and a physical education teacher at Westerville Central High School.

“It was tough just trying to figure out if I was going to stay two more years or go now,” he said. “It was one of those things that either way wasn’t a bad choice.”

Fresch was the school’s first football coach beginning in 2003, leading the Warhawks for six seasons. He guided Central to an OCC-Central Division title in 2006, as the Warhawks went 6-4 overall and 5-0 in the league.

The football team was 16-44 overall and 10-17 in the OCC during his tenure.

Fresch coached the wrestling team the past five seasons.

Under Fresch, Zach Brown finished eighth at 160 pounds in the Division I state tournament in 2012.

Fresch, who has worked in the school district for 35 years, previously coached football, wrestling, track and baseball at Westerville North and Walnut Springs Middle School.

“I’ve told everybody that I’m so excited about having the opportunity to be in Westerville,” Fresch said. “I’ve been blessed to be in one community for 35 years.”