NWCA Announces Inaugural High School Girls Coach of the Year Winners
Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is proud to announce the 2019 winners of the Inaugural State and National High School Girls Coach of the Year awards. These awards were made available for any state whose high school association sponsored a Girls Championship, Pilot, or Invitational during the 2018-19 season. This program will continue to grow as the number of states sanctioning high school continues to grow. To date Girls High School Wrestling is now sanctioned in 18 states. States sponsoring girls championships: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts. Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington.
Scholastic Boys Coach of the Year Winners
This year’s National Girls Coach of the Year is Mike Kimber from Mt. Edgecumbe High Schooll (AK) and the National Girls Assistant Coach of the Year is Brad Warren from Rossville High School (TN). Both Kimber and Warren were selected as State Coach of the Year winners.
Kimber (National and Alaska Coach of the Year) just completed his 19th season of coaching, each at Mt. Edgecumbe, his alma mater. Kimber’s 2018-19 squad finished as State Champions with 13 qualifiers, 7 placers, and 1 individual state champion giving Mt. Edgecumbe back to back state titles. Coach Kimber was inducted into the Alaska Hall of Fame class of 2018 for his efforts in bringing high school girls wrestling to Alaska. In addition to the 2017 and 2018 State Titles, Kimber’s squads have won 5 straight regional championships while garnering 38 state placers, 12 of whom won state titles.
STATE – SCHOLASTIC Girls HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR
|Section 1||Joseph Lemke||Jackson Memorial High School||New Jersey|
|Section 3||Sean Moistner||Alexander High School||Georgia|
|Section 3||Vernon Walworth||Hoke County High School||North Carolina|
|Section 3||Kayla Sharp||Clarksville Northwest High School||Tennessee|
|Section 5||Randy Roark||Lebanon High School||Missouri|
|Section 6||Sparky Adair||Eaglecrest HS/Cherry Creek School District||Colorado|
|Section 7||Luis Gonzalez||San Fernando High School||California|
|Section 7||Rob Hesia||Kamehameha Kapalama||Hawaii|
|Section 8||Mike Kimber||Mt. Edgecumbe High School||Alaska|
|Section 8||Trent Kroll||Hood River Valley High School||Oregon|
|Section 8||Barb Morgan||Sedro-Woolley High School||Washington|
STATE – SCHOLASTIC girls ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
|Section 1||Frank O’Shea||Manalapan High School||New Jersey|
|Section 3||Ben Mount||Hiram High School||Georgia|
|Section 3||Brad Warren||Rossview High School||Tennessee|
|Section 5||Matt Neely||Lebanon High School||Missouri|
|Section 7||Fallyn Kapoi||Kamehameha Kapalama||Hawaii|
|Section 8||Raymond “Thor” Williams||Bethel Regional High School||Alaska|
|Section 8||Lynn Miller||Hood River Valley High School||Oregon|
|Section 8||Tyson Lindeman||Kelso High School||Washington|
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