Charlie Jacobs

Charlie Jacobs was a 1965 graduate of Dover High School and then went to West Chester State, earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1971. He earned a master’s equivalency certificate in 1986 and added 45 credits beyond that certificate.

Charlie started his High School coaching career in 1969 as Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach and Head Junior High Wrestling Coach at Tussey Mountain School District. In 1972 he was Head Elementary Wrestling Coach at Dover Area School District, then in 1976 he became the Head Varsity Coach at Dover and continued there until 1992.

His overall Varsity coaching record is 194 wins, 56 loses, 2 ties. For York County IAA League duals only, 141 wins, 32 loses,1 tie. Charlie coached 16 seasons as a head wrestling coach, and each year his team had a winning record. His Team earned the PIAA District Ill Sectional Team Championships in 1979-80, 1983-84, 1990-91, and 1991-92. In 1982-83, Dover was District Ill AAA Team Champs and South Central Regional Champions. In 1983-84, Regional Runners-up, and 3rd in 1983-84. His Eagles were YCIAA League Champions in 1982-83 and 1983-84. In 1983, this squad won the prestigious Manheim Central Christmas Tournament, and in 1984 won the Gilman, MD Duals Championship. In 1984, his team won the Southwestern High School Christmas Tournament, and in 1989, the Carlisle Christmas Tournament. He coached 9 District Ill Champs, 36 Sectional Champs, and 11 Manheim Holiday Champs

Charlie was involved in coaching cultural exchange team in 1986 as the Assistant Coach, and the Allegheny Mt. PA Freestyle Team Exchange in Honolulu, HI. Charlie was the York Daily Record 1980 and 1984 Wrestling Coach of the Year, the 1983 YCIAA Coach of the Year, the 1983 District Ill Wrestling "Coach of the Year, and the 1988 Select Circle Outstanding Coaching Award in Scholastic Coach Magazine.

In 1991, he was inducted into the District Ill Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1994, he was named into the Who's Who Among American Teachers. In 2005, Charlie was Inducted into the York Area Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.

Charlie and his wife Sherry reside in York and are the proud parents of Nathan and Aaron.


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