Elias George, a Canonsburg native and outstanding wrestler at Canonsburg High School, earned a reputation as a leading scholastic wrestling coach at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL., where he served from 1958 until his retirement in 1987.
George was a WPIAL champion in 1942 and 1943 and PIAA champion in 1942. He also won AMA-AAU, National junior AAU and Oklahoma AAU titles and was national senior AAU runnerup.
He was a Big 10 champion at Indiana University in 1946 and was captain of an undefeated team at Oklahoma State University in 1949.
He served eight years on the U.S. Olympic wrestling committee and had a record of 517-139-14 as a high school coach.