After 38 years of continuously improving the Nobles wrestling program and sharing his passion for the sport with hundreds of students, Nobles wrestling coach and math faculty member Steve Toubman will be inducted into the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 13
. The “Lifetime Service to Wrestling” hall of fame category acknowledges his “dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in the youth through the sport of wrestling.”
After his own successful wrestling career at Conard High School and Amherst College, Toubman led Nobles wrestlers to 5 Prep National medals (1 champion), 54 New England medals (7 champs), and 23 Graves-Kelsey titles. In the late 1990s, he introduced the Nobles Wrestling Pinathon, which, by his retirement as head coach in 2016, raised about $50,000 for Campuses Against Cancer.
The hall of fame induction comes on the eve of his retirement from Nobles. During his nearly 4 decades of service to the school, Toubman earned the 2018 Vernon L. Greene Award for Faculty Excellence
, the creation of the Steve Toubman Award for passionate and sportsman-like leaders among Nobles wrestlers, and an ISL Excellence Award.