Walter Fisk

About This Inductee

Walter Fisk graduated from Lycoming College in 1981. He was the wrestling team captain for legendary National Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach Bud Whitehill. After college, Walt coached Sayre youth wrestling for 2 years, then 3 years at Wyalusing Junior High. In 1986, he was named head coach of the Wyalusing varsity team. Walt’s Rams won 12 League championships, 9 Sectional, 6 District IV and 6 Regional team titles. They were State team runner- up twice, and State Team Champion three times. Walt coached 83 Sectional, 27 District and 21 Regional champs. He had 33 PIAA medalists, including 7 State Champs. His sons. Josh and Matt, earned 6 of those PIAA medals. Josh placed 6th and 4th. Matt was a runner-up, placed 3rd and won 2 PIAA titles. He coached PA Freestyle Wrestling Cadet and Junior teams (Fargo, ND). Walt was District IV Coaches Association President, PWCA President, Executive Committee member and Convention Committee Chair, NWCA State Rep, BRUTE National Wrestling Tournament Event Director, and REACHES Executive Director and PWCA Convention Chairman. He is a member of the Sayre High School, Wyalusing High School, Northern Tier League, Northeast Sectional, District IV, the PA Wrestling Coaches’ and the National Wrestling Halls of Fame. In 1997,1999 and 2000, Walt was the PIAA State Wrestling Coach of the Year. In 2000 he was the National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year. In 2004, Walt was honored as the Pennsylvania Wrestling/Wrestling USA Man of the Year. Walt’s career record at Wyalusing was 297-52-1 (1987-2005). He retired as head coach in 2005, but in 2011 returned as a junior varsity coach. He retired from that position two years ago. Walt and his wife Kathy reside in Wyalusing and are proud parents to Josh, Matt and Tonette and grandparents to Forrest, Leah, Eva and Noah.