Retired Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Wrestling Coach Bob Lorence was inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame during the organization's 17th annual induction ceremony on November 20.
Lorence became the Colonials' head coach in 1975 and led the Colonials to a 357-180-6 overall match record. His teams logged ten Suburban One titles and 23 holiday and post-season team championships. He was named Suburban One Coach of the Year nine times and All-Area Coach of the Year 14 times. During his career at PWHS, he produced 33 All-State wrestlers and two PIAA individual champions. In 2006, he was named to the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Hall of Fame.
In addition, in 1975, Lorence created the Greater Norristown Wrestling Club which is still in operation today and served on the District One Steering Committee, helping to implement some of the current rules and policies, most notably tournament scoring in Sectional, District and Regional Tournaments in Southeast Pennsylvania.
Congratulations, Coach Lorence!