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Sullivan inducted into Hall of Fame

By Staff | Mar 20, 2012

Greg Sullivan, (left), accepts the award on behalf of his uncle, Dale Sullivan. Presenting the plaque was Hughesville's head wrestling coach, Steve Budman.

The District Four Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame inducted 10 new members at the District Four Class AA and AAA tournaments.

Dale Sullivan had a 54-8 career record at Hughesville with 42 falls. Sullivan was a three-time West Branch League champion, a District 4 runner-up in 1955 and won a district title in 1956. He wrestled for legendary coach Russ Houk at Bloomsburg State Teachers College, earning a Pennsylvania State College Conference runner-up finish in 1959 and a championship the following year. In 1960, Sullivan was crowned Bloomsburg’s first NAIA champion.

Sullivan worked as a wrestling official from 1961 to 1970. He coached at Mifflintown-Juniata Joint High School before moving to the college level at Lycoming College as an assistant coach under Bud Whitehill. Sullivan also started the first wrestling program at Williamsport Area Community College in 1970.