|Executive Director's Message|
I am honored to introduce the National African-American Hall of Fame we are dedicated to promoting the sport of wrestling to the African-American community. It is our responsibility to share the valuable lessons only the sport of wrestling can provide young men and women. It was about seven years ago when I had " a man in the mirror" experience. Since that moment forward, I have dedicated my life to helping young men and women reap the benefits in the sport of wrestling. Three years ago I accepted the head coaching job at Leo High School located on the southside of Chicago. I believe creating the National African-American Wrestling Hall of Fame is an extension of that vision.
After years of coaching, I made a disturbing observation. I found that very few African-American wrestlers knew of any of the National or International Champions I routinely referenced in practice. I felt that something had to be done on a large and sustainable level to educate our children of these role models. So I call a few of my teammates to discuss and address this issue.
We knew it was time create locations throughout the United States to celebrate decades of African-American Wrestlers in the sport of wrestling. It is the vision of NAAWHOF to expose, educate and illustrate the benefit wrestling has on a young person. We are asking you to get involved by joining NAAWHOF Today and help inspire the next generation of wrestlers.