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 John Virnich

Phone: 810-334-8840 803-641-2500


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John Virnich

Coach Virnich coached in Illinois before going to Michigan in 1991. Virnich started and ended his high school coaching career at Algonac High, returning there after he left Lapeer West.

At Lapeer West High School wrestling Coach John Virnich, who led teams that won back-to-back State Division II championships in 2000 and 2001. He was inducted into the Michigan Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009. Virnich completed his time at West with a 219-51-2 record, including seven district, three regional, three league and two state titles. Individually, the Panthers won 10 state titles, 34 state medals for placing in the top eight and boasted 68 state qualifiers.

Coach Virnich finished with a 314-106-2 career record in 15 seasons and never had a losing season.