‘Better for having him in our lives’: Janowsky logs 40 years of coaching

    Photo courtesy Allison Wylie
    The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate wrestling team celebrates its team title at the state tournament in Pueblo on March 12. All seven Pirates who competed in the tournament placed in the top five of their respective weight class.

    By Randi Pierce
    Staff Writer

    In 1972, Ron Shaw began the wrestling program at Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS).

    In 1991, after years of working as an assistant coach, Dan Janowsky became the head coach of the wrestling team and had his first individual state champion in David Lucero.

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    SUN photo/Randi Pierce
    Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza and coach Dan Janowsky talk while Janowsky holds the state title trophy Monday.