Former BHS Coach Receives Ethics and Integrity Honor from OHSAA


Zach Ison (left), who coached Blanchester High School’s undefeated and sectional champion wrestling team, was honored by OHSAA for his ethics and integrity on Saturday night.

A former wrestling coach at Blanchester High School, Zach Ison is the recipient of the 2022 OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. He received a plaque and was honored prior to the third round of the OHSAA State Wrestling Championship Saturday night at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center.

Ison coached at BHS in 1983, a Wildcat team that went undefeated while winning the Section Championship.

A 1976 graduate of Clermont Northeastern High School, Ison wrestled and played high school football. He then graduated from Wilmington College (1982) and taught at Clermont Northeastern from 1984 to 2011. He was a student teacher at Blanchester High School.

During his teaching years, Ison served as head coach at Batavia High School, assistant coach at BHS, Clermont Northeastern and Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller. He was active with USA Wrestling and Team Ohio Wrestling, serving as Assistant Coach, Head Greco, and Manager Greco. He served as team manager for the 2017 Cadet Pan Am team and Junior Greco Pan Am head coach in 2019. Ison served as a former SWOWCA Vice President and SWOWCA Wrestling Tournament Director.

Zach Ison (left), who coached Blanchester High School’s undefeated and sectional champion wrestling team, was honored by OHSAA for his ethics and integrity on Saturday night.



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