WILLIAM SOLOMINSKY

2005 - WRESTLING
 
Graduate of Carnegie High School and the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a BS in Education and later a MA in Education from West Virginia University. A 3-year football & wrestling letterman and wrestling team captain at Carnegie. Was a member of the University of Pittsburgh wrestling team 1960-1964. AAU Champion 1963.

After serving ten years as Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach to Washington High School's legendary head coach, Stanley Mousetis, (1969-1979) he became Washington's head coach.

Bill's record as head coach at Washington: 1979-1989
Overall Record 121-55-0 for a winning percentage of .688
WPIAL Team Championships (4)1981,1982,1983,1986
WPIAL Team Runner-up (1)1985
WPIAL Team Semi-Finalists (3)1984,1987,1989
WPIAL Team Quarter Finalists (1)1988
Team Section Championships (7)1981,1982,1983,1984,1986,1987,1989
Team Section Runner-up (2)1985,1988
PIAA Team Runner-up (1)1981
PIAA Champion Individual (1)
PIAA Qualifiers (24)
PIAA Place Winners (8)
Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic (6 representatives)
Section Coach of the Year (7 times)
WPIAL Coach of the Year (2 times)

Bill is one of three coaches in the history of Washington County to win four WPIAL Team Championships. (Others are John Ross-Canonsburg and Joe Shook-Trinity)
 

 

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