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Danbury High Wrestling Coach Named To State Coaches Hall Of Fame

Danbury High School’s head wrestling coach Ricky Shook -- a former wrestler and graduate of Danbury High School -- has been named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Danbury High School’s head wrestling coach Ricky Shook -- a former wrestler and graduate of Danbury High School -- has been named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Danbury Public Schools

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury High School’s head wrestling coach Ricky Shook -- a former wrestler and graduate of Danbury High School -- has been named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

He will be honored in September during halftime at a University of Connecticut football game.

Earlier in May, Shook and five other coaches at DHS were Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference “Coaches of Excellence.”

This year, the Hatters wresting team, with its 18-0 record, won its 29th FCIAC title in 30 years.

Shook, who has coached the Hatters since 1989 as an assistant and head coach since 2000, said that hard work, responsibility and discipline are the key to a great team.

“Wrestlers live on a scale,” Shook said. “It’s the only sport where a kid has to do something every day.”

Shook, who graduated from Central Connecticut State University where he was a member of the wrestling team, was named to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame by the Connecticut chapter in 2013.

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