|"COACH" JOHN HEATH
|A fixture on the Florida wrestling scene for several decades, John Heath died on February 13, 2004 after a long battle with Cancer. He was 80 years old.
Heath was involved in various aspects of the business: wrestling, refereeing, promoting among them. Heath, also known as "Coach" John Heath," would also train young wrestlers and football players while still working actively in the pro ranks.
He was also an announcer for many years, fondly remembered for his teaming with the legendary
|Gordon Solie. Heath would offer insights from his sports background and knowledge of the human anatomy. This added greatly to the credibility of the broadcasts, and inspired Solie’s commentary for the remainder of his career.
Heath was respected for his professional conduct as well as his contributions to the wrestling business. CAC lifetime member Bill Moody said, “I had the pleasure of working with Coach Heath during my CWF tenure. (He was) A true gentleman and a class act. May he Rest In Peace.”
All of us here at the CAC send our condolences to the family and friends of John Heath.