Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00
As part of their Winter Sports Awards Assembly on March 5, Green Vale School students in grades 4 to 9 were treated to a dynamic presentation by Rohan Murphy, a former Penn State wrestler and motivational speaker who has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ABC News and Nike commercials, among other national outlets.
Rohan’s life story is amazing. His work ethic, passion and drive for success in spite of fears and physical limitations, and his gratitude for coaches and friends who inspired him paints a great picture for people of all ages.
John Ruecker, director of Boys’ Athletics, thanked Anthony Schettino, technology teacher and coach, for bringing Rohan to Green Vale. Both men are involved in the world of wrestling.
“Rohan has been speaking at Advantage Wrestling Camp for the past four summers, inspiring both the staff and the campers,” Schettino said. “Rohan has had a positive impact on me — as a coach, athlete and parent — as well as my 9-year-old son who, unprompted, wrote an essay about Rohan in class this year — describing him as his hero.”
No one present for Rohan’s speech and demonstrations will ever forget meeting him.