Former Moeller wrestling coach Jeff Gaier to be inducted national coaches' hall of fame

Induction is scheduled for Columbus area Sunday
Posted at 2:18 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 15:06:43-04

CINCINNATI -- Former Moeller wrestling coach Jeff Gaier will be inducted Sunday afternoon into the National High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame – Ohio Chapter, according to Moeller archivist Dick Beerman.

Gaier’s induction takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.

"It is humbling that I get to be included with some amazing individuals on Sunday," Gaier told "It is going to be very special and has made me reflect on all those who were a part of my wrestling journey. My favorite memories are those who I coached with and against, the parents who gave so much for their sons and of course all the amazing kids I got to coach."

Gaier coached Moeller for 29 years before his retirement in March 2014. He had three state runner-up teams including 2007, 2001 and 2000. His teams had 15 state top-10 finishes.

The Crusaders had 71 individual state placers including 12 state champions. Moeller had 11 district team titles and 48 individual district champions under Gaier.

Gaier is the Technology Director at Moeller High School.

"Jeff was the architect of Moeller wrestlling," Moeller athletic director Mike Asbeck said. "He built the program into a state power and was a mentor to all that wrestled for him, including current head coach Germane Lindsey."