Jon Hampshire has been a fixture with the Woodridge wrestling program for decades.

Now the Bulldogs assistant coach has been recognized for his work.

Hampshire has been named the 2018-19 Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year.

Each year, the OHSWCA awards one assistant coach in Ohio with this honor. The award will be presented to Hampshire at the Ohio State Wrestling Clinic. By receiving this award, Hampshire is Ohio’s representative for the National Wrestling Coaches Association Award of the same name.

Hampshire is a 1976 graduate of Woodridge High School where he wrestled for coach Stan Stammen. Hampshire was an outstanding high school wrestler, excelling at both the state and national level. After graduation, he continued his wrestling career at Defiance College.

In 1993, Hampshire created the Woodridge Youth Wrestling program, where continues to be heavily involved. Hampshire also served as a member of the Woodridge Booster Club Board from 1994 to 2001.

In 2003, Hampshire was named the varsity assistant coach at Woodridge High School and continues in that role today. In 2007, Hampshire received the C.A.R.E. award for his contribution to the Woodridge School District and community. Hampshire was also awarded the Doug Turchin Sportsmanship Award from Ohio Youth Wrestling.

In 2017, Hampshire received the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award from Woodridge High School for his service to the students of the Woodridge Community.

During Hampshire’s time as an assistant coach, he has helped coach 26 league champions, 27 sectional champions, five district champions, 33 state qualifiers, 10 All-Ohioans and two state champions. He also coached the school’s first and only team in the OHSAA State Duals tournament finals in 2017.