Ed Bing

Coach Ed Bing

Ed Bing was Glen Rock High School’s most successful wrestling coach. He also had significant success as the Head Coach of the school’s track & field teams.

Ed Bing joined the Glen Rock High School faculty as a Physical Education teacher and the Head Wrestling Coach in September 1960 and continued in those positions for the next eighteen years. In his highly-successful career, two of his more outstanding wrestling teams were the 1964-1965 and 1966-1967 teams. Both were District Champions at a time when winning a District Championship in wrestling was roughly equivalent to winning a Sectional Championship in other sports.

In recognition of his contributions and success as a coach, Ed was named All-Suburban Coach of the Year by The Ridgewood Herald-News after the 1963-64 and 1964-65 seasons. In addition, in 1976, he was inducted into the Bergen County Coaches Century Wins Club. In 2001, he was inducted into the New Jersey, Region II Wrestling Hall of Fame both for his success coaching at Glen Rock and also for being one of the pioneers in establishing wrestling as a sport in North Jersey.

Ed also successfully coached the school’s track & field team. The 1967 team was the school’s most successful team in that sport until the 1990s, winning the NBIL, Eastern Division Championship and finishing Second at the Group 3, Bergen County Championship meet. Ed was named All-Suburban Coach of the Year by The Ridgewood Herald-News after that 1967 season.

Ed was also an outstanding member of the Glen Rock community, including coaching Glen Rock’s community summer swimming team and teaching tennis in the community’s summer program.

After retiring from Glen Rock in 1978, Ed coached the Fairleigh Dickinson University Wrestling Team in the mid-1980s. His teams at Fairleigh were very successful and Ed was named the Metropolitan Collegiate Wrestling Association’s Coach of the Year in 1987.

Ed attended Tenafly High School where he was an outstanding football and track athlete. He was coached in track by Jack Yockers (a legendary track coach in Bergen County). Ed went on to earn a BA degree in Physical Education from Springfield College. While at Springfield, Ed was an outstanding wrestler and track star.

Ed was inducted into the Glen Rock High School Hall of Fame in 2010.