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Bio


Josh Oster

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Bio


Josh Oster

 

Josh Oster took over for Hall of Fame Coach Joe Williams following the 2011 season. Josh was an assistant for Coach Williams starting in 2004. In his 8 years as an assistant Josh learned how to run a successful program. During his time as an assistant and as head coach the Porters have had 66 State Qualifiers, 40 State Placers, 16 State Finalists and 8 State Champions. The Porters have also placed in the top 4 at the Individual State tournament team scoring 6 times, won 5 regionals, qualified for Dual State tournament 4 times, placed 3 times and won a State Title in 2017.

Josh is active coaching on the National Level for Illinois/USA Wrestling coaching the Cadet and Junior Freestyle National teams since 2008 and the Cadet Freestyle National Dual team since 2009 during which time Illinois has won 6 National Dual Championships.

Assistants - Matt Bartley, Drake Rossi, George Brecheisen, Nate Roth, Jared McCarthy, Antonio Garcia, Josh Zimmerman, Doug Chesna, David Mackey, Kevin Sealy, Trevor Proszek, Kevin Bialka, James Ranney, Jameson Oster, Mike Tetlow

 
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Coaching History


Coaching History


 

Coaching History

Head Coaches

Charles Walters     1955-1958
Emil “Butch” Diewald     1959
Bill Zimmer     1960-1986
John Padgen     
1987-1989
Dean Magro     1990
Joe Williams     
1991-2011
Josh Oster     
2012-Present

Assistant Coaches

Mel Deskin     1959-1966
Tom Heniff     1967-1972
Andrew Fazio     
1967-1968
Jesse James     
1971
Ron Kyler     
1972-1975
Rudy Fernandez     
1973-1980
Ross Margentina     
1975-1997
John Padgen     
1981-1986
Deno Denoffrio     
1983
Ed Matesevac     
1985
Frank Whalen     
1987-1988
Neff     
1988
Mark Bergman     
1989
Joe Williams     
1990, 2012-2015
Tim O’Brien     
1990-1992
George Brecheisen     
1991-Present
Brett Kooi     
1993-1995
Steve McNabb     
1995-2003
Pat Scheid     
1995-1996
Dave Pena     
1996-1997
Dave Greenstein     
1997-1998
Brian Klene     
1998-2008
Brian Tomkins     
1998-2001
Tim Pycraft     
2000-2002
Nick Shaub     
2003-2007
Will McDermott     
2003-2004
Brian Vogl     
2003-2004
Mike Shehan     
2004-2006
Josh Oster     
2004-2011
Matt Bartley     
2005-Present
Don McKillip     
2006-2007
Jake Oster     
2006, 2012
Joe Villagran     
2007
David Mackey     
2007-Present
Dan Blaskovitz     
2009-2011
Jason Sherko     
2009-2010
Jeff Kastel     
2009
Mike Schaffer     
2011
Dan Ruettiger     
2011
Nate Roth     
2012-Present
Josh Zimmermann     
2012-Present
Nick Clancy     
2012-2014
Doug Chesna     
2012-Present
Kevin Sealy     
2012-Present
Drake Rossi     
2013-Present
Curtis Fournier    
2014-2015
Jared McCarthy    
2014-Present
Billy Kendall    
2014-2015
Trevor Proszek    
2014-Present
Kevin Bialka    2015-Present
James Ranney    2015-Present

Chris Oster    2016
Antonio Garcia    2016-Present

Jameson Oster 2017-Present
Mike Tetlow 2017-Present