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Keystone Oaks to honor late former wrestling coach Kling

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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Keystone Oaks will rename the high school gymnasium to honor the late David D. Kling – a long-time teacher and coach at the school – on Oct. 24. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m.

Kling was a 1965 alumnus of Keystone Oaks and was the son of Lynn Kling, a long time athletic director of Dormont High School. Kling's daughter, Jamie Lazare, taught in the district for nearly a decade.

Kling taught social studies for more than three decades and coached wrestling, football, track and golf. He coached the Golden Eagles wrestling team for 30 years and compiled a 381-152-2 record – making him the fourth winningest coach in WPIAL history. He was named the WPIAL Coach of the Year in 1986.

Kling is a member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches' Association Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Western Chapter and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame for Wrestling.

Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @NSmith_Trib.

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