04 Aug 2008

Wrestling Coach Tommy Prochaska Named Louisiana Coach of the Year

Catholic High School Head Wrestling Coach Tommy Prochaska has been selected as the Louisiana Coach of the Year for 2007-08 by the National High School Wrestling Coaches Association.

Prochaska led the Bears to the Division I-Class 5A state wrestling title, for the first time in 33 years, on February 9th and ended a 25-year reign of Jesuit and Brother Martin in New Orleans. CHS is the only school outside the New Orleans area to win a state wrestling title in Division I.

The Bears also won their sixth straight City Meet title and had a 15-1 dual meet record for Prochaska, who has coached at Catholic for 11 years. CHS has won two state wrestling titles ‘ one in 1975 and 2008.