By Tom Vartabedian
PLAISTOW, N.H. — If Barry Chooljian isn’t the top high school wrestling coach in America, then he’s certainly creating a strong case for himself.
In his 24 years at Timberlane Regional High School, he has fashioned a very
respectable mark of 402-41-5, led his Owls to a record eight New England championships, no fewer than 18 New Hampshire divisional state titles, and seven Meet of Champions (All-State) crowns.
Over the duration, he’s never experienced a losing season.
It was only fitting that he be selected National Coach of the Year by two organizations — both unanimous picks.
Just before Christmas, Chooljian was selected as the National High School
Coaching Association’s Wrestling Coach of the Year. A month later, he was accorded similar honors by the National Federation High School Coaches Association.