One of the nation’s top scholastic wrestling coaching careers has ended.
Attempts to reach Buxton, perhaps the most successful scholastic wrestling coach in the nation over the last 20 seasons, and Blair officials tonight were not immediately successful.
Buxton had taught mathematics at Blair since 1982 and served as co-head coach there from 1984 to 1991.
His influence on the sport showed clearly at this season’s NCAA championships where two of the 10 champions, Kellen Russell of Michigan and Ed Ruth of Penn State, had wrestled for Blair. Current Lehigh assistant coach Steve Mocco, a Blair product, won two national crowns, as did Blair graduate Mark Perry.
Blair has won 32 consecutive National Prep titles and has been ranked No. 1 in the nation multiple times under Buxton by different rating services.