Olympic Wrestler 40 year coaching career in East Lansing

By Lilli Khatibi
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

Donald Behm never knew he was destined for success in athletics. In fact, he never even wanted to join the sport that would change the course of his life. “I wanted to be a gymnast, but somehow that didn’t work out,” said Behm. “My brother was a wrestler so I just walked in there one day and it just kind of fit, just felt really good. So I did it and I had immediate success.”

Behm was in the ninth grade when he started wrestling.