When most athletes say their coaches are their family, they are using speaking metaphorically.
However, when wrestling standout Ritchie Elgar says it, it is 100 percent true.
Earlier this summer, Elgar was in a car crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Facing an unknown prognosis, he turned to religion and asked to be baptized. His coach, Carmine Colace, stepped in to serve as his godfather.
And now Elgar's coaches, teammates, friends and family are helping to raise money to help pay for his mounting medical bills.
Last school year Elgar, then a sophomore at Tri-County in Franklin, was the state vocational wrestling champion, winning the Division 3 Central Sectional at 106 pounds. He then finished second in the Division 3 states and fifth at All-States.
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