Vern Wagner, who spent seven years at Orange Coast College as a
wrestling coach before moving on to UCI, San Jose State, the University
of Washington and the Seattle Kingdome, died July 27 at Virginia Mason
Hospital in Seattle as a result of leukemia. He was 63.
A wrestling coach at Fountain Valley High since 1966, he came to Orange Coast in 1974.
He joined the UCI coaching staff in 1981 as an associate athletic
director, moved on to become the athletic director at San Jose State