Western Wrestling Legend Dr. Mike Yuhasz passes away

Western Wrestling offers our condolences to the Yuhasz family and friends upon the passing of Dr. Mike Yuhasz. 

Dr. Yuhasz was a graduate of Western’s first Physical Education class in 1950 when he also played football, basketball and wrestled. He returned to Western in 1954 as a lecturer, moving through the ranks of Professor, Acting Dean in 1989, Chair of the graduate program and then Professor Emeritus in 1993. He coached football for 16 years and wrestling for 13. He also directed the intramural program and started the first university physical fitness research laboratory in 1955. 

He received his PhD in Physical Education in 1962 from the University of Illinois, and was the first to do so in Ontario. His many honours include Western’s coach of the year, the Canada Medal, a certificate of recognition for contributions to Olympic wrestling, long-service awards, and induction into Western’s Wrestling and Sports Hall of Fame.

Mustangs Legend video on Mike - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GkXb2tW9wg