1977 Ed Stech Charter Member West Allis.gifEd was head coach at West Allis Central from 1956 to 1975. Before that he worked with the wrestling program at North High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association and served as it's Secy./Treas.

He is also a charter member of the Milwaukee Suburban Wrestling Coaches Association and severed as their Secy.-Treas. and Historian. Also, he holds memberships to the National Wrestling Coaches Assoc., WISC. AAU Wrestling Committee, United States Wrestling Federation and Wisconsin Weigh-in Club.

He served as Secy. of the WIAA Wrestling Rules Advisory Committee from 1966 - 1969. He was a guest speaker on occasion, and assisted in the last two Olympic trials at UW-Madison. He has also been associated with the Jr. Olympic Wrestling Program in the Milwaukee area, and is Co-Director of the West Allis 16 team invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Ed is a recipient of the 20-year service award presented by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association.

As a Coach, his teams won 91 of the 228 matches they wrestled. While not a winning record, the results are still the same, to be an influential part of a boy becoming a man.

Ed passed away in March of 2015.

Edward H. "Coach" Stech 1929-2015

Edward H.

Stech, Edward H. "Coach" Born on November 19, 1929 in Omaha Nebraska, passed away March 23, 2015. Son of the late Edward H. and Barbara Stech, brother of the late F. Gene Stech. Uncle of Kathrine and Ronald Berry of Eugene, Oregon. Friend of Tom and Donna Benvenuto, Dave and Barb Van Duser. Survived by other nieces, their families and friends. Ed began his teaching career at Omaha North High School before moving to Wisconsin in 1956. He taught Social Studies at West Allis Central High School until 1985 also coaching wrestling from 1956 until 2015. Founding member of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association and WIAA. A Charter Member of the Wisconsin George Martin Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was a founder and manager for the West Allis/E.H. Stech Wrestling Tournament and on-site coordinator of the Wisconsin State Wrestling Tournament. In lieu of flowers Memorials to West Allis Central Wrestling Team or Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church of Wauwatosa would be appreciated. Visitation at the Funeral Home Friday March 27, 4-7 PM. Funeral Service Saturday March 28, 10 AM at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church of Wauwatosa, 2366 N. 80th St. Wauwatosa. Private Interment.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=edward-h-stech-coach&pid=174485947&fhid=5686#sthash.mauEfLMF.dpuf