George Way was a 1977 graduate of Lock Haven, where he was a four-time Pennsylvania Conference place winner, capturing gold twice. He was a three-time NCAA Division 1 qualifier, with an Eastern Regional title in 1975 and a two-time Eastern Wrestling League runner-up. Way has an extraordinary wrestling and coaching resume as evidenced by a long list of accomplishments including a fourth-place finish at the PIAA state tournament as a wrestler and a 21-year coaching career. Further, he continues to make an incredible impact on the sustainability of high school wrestling through his current role as Director of the NWCA State Chairman Program. Way has been in this role for over six years and during his tenure, he has overseen the cultivation and selection process for scholastic boys and girls state chairs across the nation. Through this vast network of state chairs, he has played a pivotal role in the following achievements: Way was responsible for the implementation of a CEO Leadership Academy for high school boys and girls wrestling coaches that has provided free coaching development training for over 2,000 coaches (curriculum focuses on recruitment and retention of student-wrestlers) and the implementation of new weight classes for scholastic boys and girls wrestling as well as the implementation of national awards programs for scholastic coaches and student-wrestlers. Way has contributed to the phenomenal growth of scholastic girls wrestling across the nation. Way and is wife, Pam, reside in Ephrata and are the parents of three children: Kelly, Georgane and Merideth.
Lifetime Service to Wrestling