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Thursday, March 31, 2011

One of Canonsburg’s All-Time “Greats” - Don Haney

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame: Washington-Greene County Chapter

Canonsburg High School
University of Michigan, BS Business Administration
Michigan State University, MS Education

One of Canonsburg’s All-Time “Greats”

A 1950 graduate of Canonsburg High School and a 1957 graduate of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. At Canonsburg he compiled a record of 92 wins —2 losses for a winning percentage of .979. He never lost a dual meet in high school. A 4 time WPIAL Champion, l27# in 1947, 127# in 1948, 138# in 1949 and 154# in 1950.

In 1949 he was the PIAA 138# Champion and won his second PIAA Championship at 154# in 1950. He was a National A.M.A. Champion in 1948 and was named a High School All- American by Body Builders Magazine in 1950. At The University of Michigan he compiled a39-5 record and was a Wilkes Open and Big 10 Champion.

Haney was head wrestling coach at Wayne High School, Wayne, MI where his teams compiled a record of 115 wins — 11 loses for a winning percentage of .913. His 1975 team was the Michigan Class A champions and he was named the Michigan “Coach of the Year”. Haney was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1993 and is a member of the 1947 Canonsburg High School Hall of Fame Wrestling Team.