2010 Inductee

Erwin Goldbloom

Erwin Goldbloom

Erwin Goldbloom graduated from UCLA in 1955, during which time he was on the wrestling team (1953-55). He served as an assistant coach for UCLA from 1956-1958 while he was getting his Master’s Degree. In 1965 Erwin came to Pierce College, where he was a Physical Education Teacher and Head Wrestling Coach from 1965-1983.

During that time he coached the team to the Western States Conference championships between 1966-1969, Metro Conference in 1971, and Southern California Regional championship in 1967-1969 and 1971. He served as the Associate Head Coach from 1983-1988. His overall record at Pierce was 135 wins, 136 losses and 6 ties.

Erwin also became involved in officiating in all levels from Amateur Athletic Union, to High School and to NCAA. Erwin was inducted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002. Erwin was also involved in the Maccabi Games; coaching both Wrestling and Racquetball in 1992. Erwin also co-wrote a book titled “Racquetball Today” in 1991.

Erwin retired from teaching at Pierce in 1995, but kept working as a substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District until April of 2008. In the 1984 Olympics Erwin was an advisor for the wrestling staff and in 1991 for the U.S. Olympic Festival in Racquetball. During that time Erwin went to Japan and Mexico to officiate and coach teams in wrestling matches.