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Salem High School wrestling coach receives national recognition

Salem High School wrestling coach receives national recognition
Posted on 12/10/2018
Robert Toran will be a 2019 inductee into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Toran’s honor is for a “Lifetime Service to Wrestling,” which spans more than three decades in the Tidewater area, including Booker T. Washington High School, Norview High School and most recently Salem High School. His trophy shelf is already laden with multiple awards for Coach of the Year and for leading teams to district, regional and conference championships.

An accomplished athlete throughout his high school and college years, Toran was not initially drawn to passing on his skills. “Honestly, I didn’t want to coach anything,” he laughs. But his former football coach at Norview High School convinced him otherwise. “Sure enough, he offered a job, I took it, and here I am.”

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