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District assistant principal inducted into the state’s Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Sept. 29, 2021

Marc Allison, an assistant principal at Northeast High School, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Florida. For more than 50 years, Marc has competed, coached, and officiated in  Florida except for his college years in Tennessee.

Marc has served on the Florida Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Board of  Directors, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Coaches Advisory Board, and as the coordinating representative for Pinellas County wrestling.  Marc was part of the committee that was instrumental in bringing the State Duals to Florida.  Marc has been a member of the Sunshine Officials Executive board for 17 years.

As a wrestler, Marc was a four-time state place winner, three-time finalist and earned a state title in 1984.  He also competed at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he earned a conference championship.  Marc returned to Florida in 1993 and coached at Countryside High School.        

Marc began officiating shortly after leaving Countryside High School. After a brief sabbatical from teaching, he returned to education and coaching at Dunedin High. In his 14 plus years there, he accumulated 276 wins, 16 individual state place winners, and 3 individual State champions.

Wrestling has always been a family affair for the Allison family.  Marc began his wrestling career in the practice rooms in South Miami with his father, 2004 Hall of Fame inductee Walt Allison.  His coaching career ended when Marc became an assistant principal.

Board Member Bill Dudley (L) and Assitant Principal Marc Allison