By Brad Wilson | For lehighvalleylive.com
on May 06, 2016 3:46 PM, updated May 06, 2016 6:15 PM
Easton head wrestling coach Steve Powell will announce his retirement Friday night at the Rovers’ annual wrestling banquet.
Powell, whose 534 dual-meet wins rank No. 1 in District 11 and who has coached 19 state champs, tied for No. 3 all-time in Pennsylvania, leaves Easton after 32 years as head coach and 40 years coaching wrestling at Easton.
“There isn’t a better job anywhere,” Powell said. “But, just as every wrestler knows some day that he will wrestle his last match, with every wrestling coach it has to be the same. … It’s best for the kids and best for the program.”
Powell’s health has been an issue of late; he’s had four stents and three cardiac procedures done and he walks with a visible limp from what he calls a “really bad hip.” Such issues have changed the way he coached the last several seasons.