Don Rohn

About This Inductee
Don Rohn, started his award-winning wrestling coaching career at Hazleton High School.  Rohn was a state champion wrestler Saucon Valley High School and was a NCAA champion at Clarion State University.  His first coaching job was at Hazleton High where he quickly brought the program to its highest level of achievement ever.
When Rohn arrived in Hazleton he said he would beat North Schuylkill, the perennial Schuylkill League champion, make winners of HHS wrestlers on the district level and beat some of the top Lehigh Valley and Wyoming Valley Conference teams.  He did all of that and more.
At Saucon Valley High as a student he won three PIAA District 11 titles, three Northeast Regional crowns and two PIAA state championships.  He was also a junior nation  champion.
At Lock Haven State University he won four PA State Conference championships and a NCAA national title.  He was a NCAA all-American three times.
From 1978 to 1982, he was 81-18 at HHS, including 8-1 and 20-2 seasons.  His Mountaineers ended North Schuylkill High’s streak of 127 straight Schuylkill League dual meet wins and won two league titles, ending North Schuylkill’s domination of league championships.
He coached two PIAA District 11 runner-up teams and his wrestlers won two district and three Northeast regional titles.  Four of the Mountaineers placed in state tournaments.  Rohn was named District 11 Coach of the Year.  At Northampton High School, he served as head coach from 1983 to 2000 and posted a 309-58 record.  His career record at both high schools is 390-76.
His team won 11 league titles, five Northeast Regional crowns and five state championships.  Northampton also won two national titles.
His wrestlers captured 51 District 11 titles, 35 Northeast Regional championships, and eight state titles.  They also placed in state tournament competitions 39 times.
He is currently retired as head coach but has stayed on as an assistant at Northampton.  He and his wife Diane have three children and all three are athletes.