Kenny Monday named head coach of Tar Heel Wrestling Club

The University of North Carolina continues to make major moves regarding its wrestling program.

On Tuesday, North Carolina’s head wrestling coach Coleman Scott announced the addition of Olympic champion Kenny Monday as head coach of the Tar Heel Wrestling Club.

According to FloWrestling, the focus for Monday will be on Tony Ramos and Josh Kindig, who “will be making the push for World Teams moving forward.”

Monday has incredible credentials for the new position.

As a collegiate wrestler, Monday was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma State. In addition, Monday was a three-time Olympian, earning gold in 1988 and taking silver in 1992. Monday is also a familiar name to mixed martial arts fans, thanks to his stint as wrestling coach for the Blackzilians.

With Monday taking over the Tar Heels’ RTC, it’s safe to say the North Carolina wrestling program is making major strides and should be a factor on the national stage sooner rather than later.

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Photo Credit: UNC Athletics

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