WSHS athletic training room named in honor of Wildcat educator and athletics trainer

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Bill “Doc” Kulju dedicated 36 years at Westerville South High School, building a legacy in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

He served as a health education teacher, worked with Wildcat student-athletes as an athletics trainer and coordinated the school’s International Baccalaureate program, where he supported students on service projects including one to offer aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

To honor Kulju’s service, the Westerville City Schools Board of Education has named the athletic training room the Bill “Doc” Kulju Athletic Training Room.

Kulju, who joined Westerville High School in 1979, worked with Wildcat athletes, including those who competed in state champion and state runner-up teams. He received multiple district and state honors and awards during his tenure in the district and served as a leader among his peers through his various roles with the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. 

He also was part of the United States Olympic Committee Medical Staff with multiple international assignments including the Pan American Games in Argentina in 1995 and the World Transplant Games in 1997.

He was inducted into the Westerville South Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. He retired from Westerville South in 2015.