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Victor McGuire

Victor McGuire began his coaching career in 1978 coaching wrestling for three years at O.W. Best Middle School in Dearborn Heights, then moved on to Annapolis High School where he coached wrestling for an additional twenty-six years. During his twenty-nine years as a wrestling coach his teams won twelve district championships, four regional championships, six league championships and amassed 603 wins. Victor coached sixty-eight individual state qualifiers and had state qualifiers for twenty-two years in a row.

Victor has been recognized by his peers being named MWA Coach of the Year five times, Wayne County Coach of the Year, and was awarded the All-American Referees Association Sportsmanship Award. He has also been inducted into the MWA Hall of Fame, and Annapolis High School named their fitness center after Coach Victor McGuire.

During his coaching tenure he has been an active member of many coaching associations including MHSCA, NHSCA, NHSAA and the MWA where he served on the Coach of the Year Election Committee. In his community he has promoted sportsmanship through wrestling by helping to start and work with the Dearborn Heights Youth Wrestling Club for over twenty-five years. Throughout his career he has instilled morals in several generations of young men and women in his community. At his final dual home meet at Annapolis High School, former athletes and students came from as away as New York and overseas active duty to honor Coach McGuire. He is admired for his deep passion for the sport of wrestling, and example of daily hard work and the effort it takes to be successful.