Cleveland’s Josh Bosken Wins AAU National Coaching Award
(press release) The 2020-21 AAU Wrestling National Coach of the Year for the Southeastern District: Josh Bosken.
Bosken, currently the head coach of the famous Higher Calling Youth Wrestling Club in Cleveland, was named winner of the prestigious honor at the AAU’s annual meeting this week in Orlando, Florida.
“Since he became involved in the Cleveland/Higher Calling Wrestling Program, Coach Bosken has helped coach 95 Tennessee High School state medalists and 28 Tennessee high school state champions, plus contributing to 16 high school, Middle School, and Elementary Team state title winning teams,” said Dave Bennets, AAU Executive Committee Member. “Josh has played a crucial role in all three phases of the program – middle school, high school, and Higher Calling. He understands how important each phase is and the AAU is thankful for what he means to Higher Calling.”
Bosken is a former Tennessee High School State Champion and former wrestler at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has served as a past head coach of the Cleveland High School Blue Raiders wrestling team and has been involved with the high school and middle school wrestling programs at Cleveland since 2007.
In 2017, Coach Bosken took the reins of the Higher Calling Youth Wrestling Club based in Cleveland, TN after running the club successfully earlier in his career.
Higher Calling is a wrestling program that gives young wrestlers of all skill levels, grades K through 8, a chance to learn the essentials of practice and competition. The goal of the program is to train and maintain the highest-quality athletes to help continue the finest wrestling program in Tennessee.
Bosken Trained Athletes, male, and female have also had great success on the National Wrestling scene. Wrestlers who have gone through his Higher Calling Program have won National Championships and Many have Earned All Americans Honors on the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.
“Coach Bosken’s Bosken Trained Wrestling Camps have earned the reputation of being one of the best camp opportunities offered in the United States today,” said Bennets. “The AAU is thrilled to award Josh with one of our highest honors. He exemplifies great coaching at every level.”
The Amateur Athletic Union is an amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It has more than 700,000 members nationwide, including more than 100,000 volunteers.