Kiski Area coaching legend Tursky gets sixth Hall call |

Kiski Area coaching legend Tursky gets sixth Hall call

Doug Gulasy
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Kiski Area head coach Chris Heater (right) and assistant coaches Chuck Tursky (left) and Matt Kiebler react during their 35-31 comeback victory over Cumberland Valley in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament at the Giant Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Hershey.

Chuck Tursky is getting a call to the Hall.


The all-time winningest WPIAL wrestling coach will get inducted into the Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 1 at the Greek Social Hall in Oakmont.

It marks the sixth induction for Tursky, who also is a member of the Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame, the WPIAL, PIAA and Slippery Rock halls of fame and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

In a 36-year career at Burrell and Kiski Area, Tursky racked up 505 victories — the only WPIAL coach to even reach 500 — including 459 wins and a pair of WPIAL Class AAA titles at Kiski Area. One of those Cavaliers titles teams — the 2003 squad that also finished as PIAA runner-up — also will be inducted into Kiski Area’s Hall of Fame.

Since retiring in 2015, Tursky has worked as the Cavaliers’ top assistant under Chris Heater; the team won back-to-back WPIAL titles in 2017 and 2018.

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