Ashlee Sherman wrestled in the 60’s and was an All American at both Laney College and San Francisco State. Sherman has been the Head Coach of Oakland Technical wrestling program since 1972.
Coach Sherman wrestled in high school at McClymonds and graduated in 1964. After graduating high school Sherman started his club Wan-tu-wazuri! which means “beautiful people” in Swahili. Sherman has produced many great wrestlers and two that you may recognize are the Abas brothers, Gerry and Stephen.
Sherman has spent more than 40 years as a wrestler, coach and official and in 2011 was inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. At almost 70 years old Sherman has now taken on the duties of head football coach as well as maintaining his role as head coach of the wrestling program at Oakland Tech.
Sherman went on to become an alternate on the 1976 Olympic Greco-Roman Team. In 2013 Sherman’s name was added on the State Chapter Wall in the John Vaughan Hall of Honors at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla.
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