Ed attended Tenafly High School where he was an outstanding football and track athlete. He was coached in track by Jack Yockers (a legendary track coach in Bergen County). Ed went on to earn a BA degree in Physical Education from Springfield College. While at Springfield, Ed was an outstanding wrestler and track star. He began his teaching career in 1959 at Bergenfield High School. Ed heard that there was a position open in Glen Rock and he went for an interview with Bob Ax (Principal) and Eugene Bradford (Superintendent). He was offered the job on the spot and came to Glen Rock as a Physical Education teacher and as Head wrestling and tennis coach.
Ed was one of the pioneers in establishing wrestling as a sport in North Jersey. He served as the district tournament director, the regional representative for the state wrestling tourney as well as the league representative to the Bergen Record for wrestling. Ed coached wrestling at Glen Rock for 25 years. He also coached track, soccer and tennis for many years.
Ed was very successful in coaching all sports, but he made his mark in wrestling.
In addition to a highly successful high school coaching career, Ed coached the Fairleigh Dickinson University Wrestling Team from 1985 to 1988. His teams at Fairleigh were very successful and compiled a 12-5 record in his last two years as coach in the Met League. In 1987, Ed was chosen as the Metropolitan Collegiate Wrestling Association’s Coach of the Year.
During his years at Glen Rock, Ed received a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Montclair State College and did graduate work at Columbia University. He was an outstanding Physical Education teacher for 38 years at Glen Rock High School. Ed was a pioneer in establishing the very successful High Adventure Program. He also coached the highly successful Glen Rock High School Marine Corps fitness team for many years. He was admired by both students and fellow teachers as a “consummate professional and a “real gentleman.” Al Deaett who was Ed’s assistant wrestling coach states that Ed Bing was the finest coach and gentlemen that he has met in Glen Rock High School. Al states that “I cannot think of a finer role model for high school students than Ed Bing.”
Ed is really enjoying retirement now lives in Point Pleasant and especially enjoys fishing and hunting. He goes on several hunting and fishing trips every year.