Pioneer wrestling coach Chris Edwards stepping down after 15 seasons
January 26, 2023


Three years ago, pioneering wrestling coach Chris Edwards knew the end was near. His daughters were getting older and he wanted to be more prominent in their lives as a father. Edwards knew the 2022-23 wrestling season would be his last.

His last home game is on Friday at 6 p.m. against Cheektowaga. In 15 seasons with the program, Edwards has amassed 230 wins, 63 consecutive ECIC wins, an overall record of 85-15 in ECIC, and 21 state qualifiers as a coach, among many other accolades.


Pioneer wrestling has been around for more than 50 years and the team has only had three head coaches ? Ron Brunner, Dick Post and Edwards. Edwards says his long service to the program and community is a testament to the community and administration that they believe in his vision and are committed to him over the long term.