Former Wrestling Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Don Pate, founder of the Collegiate School wrestling program, was inducted into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 21, 2018. Mr. Pate not only started the Collegiate wrestling program in 1982-83, but as coach, he led the team to back-to-back state championships in 1988 and 1989. He also served as an assistant coach under one of his former wrestlers, Wortie Ferrell ‘88, as the team won a third state championship in 1999. In his eight-year tenure at Collegiate, Mr. Pate was named Coach of the Year three times. Several former wrestlers from Collegiate were on hand for the induction. Congratulations, Coach Pate!