Lake Highlands’ own Pete Grieder has been named RISD Head Coach of the Year. Not Wrestling Coach of the Year. Coach of the Year.

Pete, a member of the Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame, is set to begin his 27th year as head coach of the Wildcats. While there, he’s led his squad to a district championship 20 times.

Congratulations to Pete, who’s mentored a generation of fine young men in LH. His own three sons have wrestled for him, and some of the most exciting moments I’ve ever witnessed in athletic competition have involved heading down to Austin to watch his guys wrestle for the state championships.