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S. "Moc" Toggas

Funeral for a Friend

John S. "Moc" Toggas, 50,
lost his life in an accident on April 19, 2008.
▪ "Moc" was the son of West York Wrestling's former coach...
John T. Toggas.
John S. "Moc" Toggas taught physical education at
Parkland High School and
wrestling for 20 years.  Moc graduated from Gettysburg High School
and also from - East Stroudsburg State College/University of Pennsylvania.

John S. "Moc" Toggas

APRIL 25, 2010
Ramada Inn - State College, PA

2010 Inductees PDF Photo Page

(above - PWCA 2010 HOF Program)

APRIL 25, 2010
Ramada Inn - State College, PA
PWCA Hall of Fame Induction 2010

∙ John S. "Moc" Toggas

The Toggas Family
(L-R) Mary Jane, John S. "Moc", Stephanie & Coach John T. Toggas

       ▪ John S. "Moc" Toggas, son of Mary Jane and National, PWCA, District III
and York County Halls of Fame and former West York Wrestling Head Wrestling Coach
   John T. Toggas - was inducted into the PWCA Hall of Fame as a coach.  John was
   a 1975 graduate of Gettysburg High School and a 1978 graduate of East Stroudsburg
   University with a B.S. in health and physical education.  At Gettysburg HS, John was a
   3-year letterman, but missed his junior year due to an injury.  During his senior year
   1975, John had a 12-0 record, but lost a District III match due to a clerical error and was
   thus denied a berth in the PIAA Championships.  John was voted the first "Sprigg Gardner
   Outstanding Award" at Gettysburg HS in 1975.  At East Stroudsburg University, John
   competed as a freshman, but a hand injury surgery ended his ESU career.  Following his
   graduation, he coached at East Stroudsburg High School during the 1978-79 season and
   was a volunteer assistant at Gettysburg College in 1979-80.  In 1980, John became the
   head wrestling coach at Parkland High School, Orefield, PA where in 20 years his teams
   logged a 246-129-5 record in District XI.  During that time, John coached 22 District XI
   champions, 13 Northeast Regional champions, 14 PIAA State place-winners - including
   4 PIAA State champions (Matt Roth, Derek Jenkins and 2-timer,
Jon Trenge).  Five of his
   former Parkland HS wrestlers have earned high school All-American status
.   John was
   twice named District XI Coach of the Year.  For 15 years, John served as vice president
   of the District XI Coaches Association.  In 2002, John was inducted into the Parkland High
   School and District XI Halls of Fame.  In 2004-06
, John served as a volunteer wrestling
   coach at Brandywine Heights High School, helping to coach his son, Matt.  John also has
   a daughter at Temple University, Samantha... and was the husband of Monica Toggas.
   John S. "Moc" Toggas has a loving sister, Stephanie Toggas Leinbach.
                         ∙ John S. "Moc" Toggas
lost his life in an accident on April 19, 2008.


The late John S. "Moc" Toggas
The Mary Jane/Coach John T. Toggas Interview

▪ Inducted in 2010 with John S. "Moc" Toggas was Dr. Bill Welker,
...a 1963 PIAA State Wrestling
Champion - and runner-up to West York's
Dana Luckenbaugh
at the 1965 PIAA
Wrestling Championships @ 112lbs.
Also inducted in 2010 - Rick Stuyvesant, Sylvester Terkay, Stan Dubelle,
Richard Stauffer, Jeffery Catrabone, Bill Cramp, Bob Funk, Vertus Jones,
John Strittmatter & Rande Stottlemyer
.  (2010 PWCA HOF)

ESU Memorial Page

A Special Note from Mrs. Mary Jane Toggas (7/26/08)...
CLICK HERE! (or @ bottom of page)

Many attended services on 4/23 and 4/24
@ the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home.
▪ Estimated attendance was over a thousand supporters
who showed & paid their respects.

The late John S. "Moc" Toggas
Attending the JS "Moc" Toggas Celebration & Service
from the wrestling community...

West York Wrestling
     ▪ John Sprenkle, Ted Turnbull, Mike Stambaugh, Jason Turnbull,
Chuck Nace,
David Maday, Thomas Toggas, David Toggas,
Steve Toggas & Don Lehman.

Parkland Wrestling
       ▪ Jim Best, Steve Baumbach, Mario Moses, Howie Miller, Jon Trenge,
Brad Dillon, Derek Jenkins, Matt Roth, Kevin Kloiber, Jeff Kloiber,
Troy Minarovic, Paul Velecki, Tom Yankanich, John Yankanich,
Andy Yankanich, Thurston Nichols, Vince Fugazzotto,
Kyle Huddle, Jeremy Huddle, Sean Jenkins, Kyle Wolfe,
Steve Anderson, John Lantz, Tom Abraham, Andy Kuncio,
Cory Kuncio, Nick Irwin, Ryan Irwin, Ben Rento, Keith Pryor,
Matt Pryor, Kurt Pryor & Matt Spangler.
Special E-mail from Iraq to Jon Trenge from...
Billy Heinzelmann that Jon read to all!

Brandywine Heights Wrestling
 ▪ Blaed Gerhart, Brad Stoudt, Greg Lapp, Matt Yocco,
Nick Yocco, Zane Yocco, Kyle Moser, Mark Moser,
Brandon Herman, Ryan Yoder, Cody Reeves, Mike Mackie,
Derrick Leiby, Chad Rossignol.

▪ Gettysburg Wrestling - Ed Weaner, Wes Crouse.
▪▪  Cumberland Valley Wrestling - Denny Reed.

     ▪ Matt Ciasulli from Easton/Lehigh Wrestling.
Tom Rohn from Northampton Wrestling.
▪ Coaches - Don Rohn, Dave Waters, Ray Nunamaker,
▪ Pat Santoro, Bob Bowers, Thad Turner, Steve Allen,
Steve Powell, Tony Iasiello, Ryan Nunamaker,
Scott Hovan, Thomas Whalen & Dave Waters.
       ▪ Referees - Freddie Richardson, Tony Phillips, Bobby Kern.
▪ NHSCA President - Bob Ferraro.
(And...many others I might have missed...let me know!)

The Speakers on "Moc's" 4/24/08 memory were:
John T. Toggas, Samantha Toggas, Gary Bushman, Paul Mackarey, John Gross,
Jon Trenge, Howie Miller, Stephanie Toggas Leinbach and... Monica Toggas.
On 4/23/08 - Monsignor John J. Bendik (Father "B") spoke and gave prayer.

"Moc" was a great supporter and friend to West York Wrestling's family...
and he will be truly missed.
▪ Our Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathy go out to the Toggas family...
especially to parents ... John T. and Mary Jane (Svarnas) Toggas,
Stephanie Toggas Leinbach, son Matt, daughter Samantha,
and wife Monica Toggas.

West York Wrestling Booster Club
June 28, 2008
∙ John S. "Moc" Toggas Memorial Golf Scramble

The late John S. "Moc" Toggas.
A benefit was held for Matt and Samantha Toggas, his children.
Held on:  Saturday - June 28, 2008.
4-Person Scramble Format
Where:  Honey Run Golf & Country Club, York PA
∙ 2008 Results

2011 - Parkland Wrestling's
John S. "Moc" Toggas Memorial Golf Scramble

5/15/11 - Parkland Asst. Wrestling Coach - Jon Trenge...
holding a sign from sponsor & sister (Moc)... Steph Leinbach.
  Jon Trenge - 2-time PIAA State Wrestling
Champion @ (Parkland HS)
    and, a 3-time NCAA All-American @ (Lehigh U) -
J. Trenge Q&A.
       ∙ 5/15/11 - Coach John T. Toggas played in his son's
tourney with Jon Trenge,
Matt Toggas and Samantha Toggas
... the coach's grandkids.  It was very well attended!


∙ John S. "Moc" Toggas & Stephanie Toggas
"In their West York Wrestling Gear!"
February - 1970


∙ John S. Toggas
Gettysburg, PA High School Varsity Wrestling


∙ John S. Toggas (1st from left - middle row)
PA Freestyle Team

1975 Germany Trip (larger photo)

∙ West York Wrestling Match - 1983

Coaches (L-R) John T. Toggas with son John S. "Moc" Toggas.

∙ 1983 West York Wrestling Match vs. Central York
Coaches (L-R) John T. Toggas with son - John S. "Moc" Toggas,
John Sprenkle,
Brian Kuntz... and in the back is Kevin McCleary.

∙ Parkland Coach - John S. Toggas seated on left...
with young son, Matthew Toggas (in jeans) looking on!

(L-R) John T. Toggas, Parkland's Matt Roth & Coach John S. Toggas...
fter Matt Roth's 1994 112lb. PIAA State Championship.

Parkland, PA High School Coaches...
Jim Best, John S. Toggas and Steve Baumbach with

1998 PIAA AAA State Champs
Derek Jenkins and Jon Trenge
in the Hersheypark PA Arena.

PIAA State Finals '74-'10 A/AAA

∙ Parkland's Sean Jenkins  and Parkland Coach John S. Toggas.

∙ Brandywine Heights Coaches Sam Lovello, John S. Toggas
and Steve Adam in Hersheypark Arena.


(L-R) Steve Toggas, John T. Toggas, Skip Martin, John S. Toggas.
2007 @ Briarwood East Golf Club - York, PA

∙ Moc's son... Brandywine Heights wrestler, Matt Toggas (top).

Moc's daughter... Samantha Toggas (middle) after a bike race.

Jon Trenge in the movie... Veritas
WY Wrestling Alumni.com's interview with Jon Trenge



John S. "Moc" Toggas
District 11 Wrestling Hall of Fame - HERE!

John Toggas Parkland Coaching Stats Page - D11

▪ From the 7/26/08
Gettysburg Times Newspaper...

written by Mrs. Mary Jane Toggas

Mary Jane S. Toggas
72 Springs Ave.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

E-Mail - jtmjtoggas@comcast.net

A chat w/the Coach and Mrs. T!


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