Whitman – Whitman-Hanson Regional High School announced today the hiring of Gary Rabinovitz as the school’s new wrestling coach. Rabinovitz replaces Dr. Kevin Broderick who resigned due to work commitments but will remain on as a volunteer assistant coach.
“I participated on the first ever WH Wrestling team back in 1977. I could not be any more excited about this opportunity. This has been a dream of mine for the past 28 years,” Rabinovitz said. “I’m excited to lead WH wrestling back to being the top team on the south shore and a leader in the state.”
Rabinovitz, who has been on the coaching staff at Whitman-Hanson since 2013 as an assistant, has an extensive coaching background. He was the head coach at Bridgewater State College from 1989 to 1991 as well as the head coach of American International College from 1991 to 1995. “We are very lucky to get a coach with such an impressive background but more importantly, I have been able to witness up close how Coach Rabinovitz motivates his student-athletes in a positive and professional manner. While we were very disappointed to lose Coach Broderick, we couldn’t be happier to fill the post with such a qualified individual,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. “The kids were disappointed at the news of Coach Broderick’s departure but they are very excited that coach Rabinovitz was selected to lead the program.”
Rabinovitz has an impressive list of accomplishments on the mat himself.
1990 Inducted into Whitman-Hanson Hall of Fame
1988 Final US Olympic Wrestling Trials participant
1988 3rd place United States National Greco Roman Championships
1985-1988 All Army Wrestling Team member
1985-1988 US Olympic Training Center (World Class Athlete Program)
1985-1988 Team Member of Local German Wrestling club
6 time US Army Europe Wrestling Champion
1984 Plymouth State All New England Wrestler
1977-79 Undefeated Whitman-Hanson Wrestler (1st & 2nd year team)
Whitman-Hanson competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League. The program currently has 498 wins and should reach the 500 win milestone this season. “We have some incredible alumni here at WH and the support we continue to receive tells the storied success of our program. Reaching the 500 victory milestone is a testament to all those who came before me, both wrestlers and coaches.” Rabinovitz said.