Pashinski, Murt honor Ned McGinley

HARRISBURG, April 18 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, was joined by state Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, in honoring former Kings College head wrestling coach Ned McGinley today on the House floor.

“Ned McGinley has spent nearly five decades providing a positive environment for his student-athletes to achieve both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat,” Pashinski said. “It’s a tremendous honor to be able to recognize Ned and the countless young men he has guided throughout his career at Kings.”

McGinley, who has been the wrestling coach at Kings College since the program’s inception 48 years ago, retired at the conclusion of the 2016-17 wrestling season in February. During his 48 years as coach, both McGinley and his student-athletes achieved numerous awards and recognitions, including:

  • Coached 45 College Division/Division III national tournament qualifiers;
  • 18 NCAA Division III All-Americans;
  • 20 Middle Atlantic Conference individual champions;
  • Six Metropolitan Conference winners;
  • Five National Catholic Invitational Tournament champions;
  • 13 wrestlers with undefeated dual-meet seasons; and
  • 32 NCAA Division III Scholar All-Americans.

Prior to his retirement, McGinley was recognized as the longest-tenured active wrestling coach at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by Jason Bryant, president of the National Wrestling Media Association. McGinley is a member of the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.