Absegami wrestling coach Gene Barber is on the brink of his 500th career victory.
Barber has a 498-133-4 record entering tonight's match against Middle Township. Barring a monumental upset, Barber will collect his 500th victory Wednesday night at home against Oakcrest.
Barber has been Absegami's coach since the 1977-78 season. He plans to retire after this season.
Absegami is 14-1 this season and No. 5 in The Inquirer Top 10.