Josh Heffernan

Head Wrestling Coach Olentangy Berlin High School

Coach Heff is an English teacher, ELA Department chair, and the head wrestling coach at Olentangy Berlin High School.  This is his 22nd season of coaching wrestling. As a head coach, he and his staff have coached 19 OHSAA state qualifiers, 6 state placers, 3 OCC championship teams, 3 OHSAA Sectional championship teams, 2 OHSAA State qualifying teams, and a 2014 AAU Junior Olympic National Championship team. He has been the OCC Coach-of-the-Year twice and was 2017 and 2022 Central District Wrestling Officials Association Coach-of-the-Year.  Heffernan wrestled for Ohio University where he was a 3x MAC placewinner, Most Valuable Wrestler, and an NCAA National Qualifier. He was a 2x Illinois High School state qualifier and a state runner-up in 1994.  He wrestled for the Illinois Junior National Freestyle team.  Heffernan lives in Powell with his daughters, Madison and Brenna; step-daughter, Angelina; and step-son, Rylan.