Bergman D-III Coach of the Year

It was never announced at the state wrestling meet because the meet never happened, but Genoa coach Bob Bergman is the Division III Coach of the Year.
Bergman was in his ninth season as the head coach at Genoa. During this time he has a 259-55 dual meet record, which includes winning the OHSAA D-III dual meet state championships in 2018 and 2019 seasons. 
His teams have won seven consecutive conference championships, six sectional championships, two district championships and placed in the Top 10 five times at the individual state tournament.  The Comets won back to back state titles in the state individual tournament in 2018 and 2019 while earning runner-up honors in 2017.
His 2019 squad broke a 68-year OHSAA State Tournament Record as they crowned the Most Consecutive Individual State Champions in a given year (5) and set marks for the most state champions in D-III state tournament history (6).  The Comets also set the all time D-III individual state tournament point record at 172 a season ago. Coach Bergman has coached 45 individual conference champions, 39 state qualifiers, 25 state placers, and 13 state champions.
Bergman says he would like to thank all of those who have supported him, starting with his “beautiful wife Nicole and three children Bo, Britian and Bauer.”  Additionally, Bergman would like to thank his family, especially his father, former Oak Harbor High School wrestling coach Joe Bergman Sr., for teaching him numerous life lessons through the sport of wrestling along with the Genoa community and school district for their outstanding support. 
He says a huge debt of gratitude is also owed to the Genoa wrestling family, including the many coaches, parents and outstanding young men he has had the honor to coach, all of which have been a driving force within the Genoa program.
Bergman is a 2008 graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education. He also earned his master’s degree in Administration from BGSU in 2013.


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