Geneva Gray promoted to head coach of women's wrestling program at Bacone

Bacone College is pleased to announce the promotion of Geneva Gray as the head coach of the women's wrestling program. Coach Gray spent one season as the assistant to both the Men's and Women's programs here at Bacone College.

"I am happy to promote Geneva to head coach. I think she will provide outstanding leadership to the young ladies in the program", said Alan Foster the Athletic Director at Bacone College. "Having a female head coach is such an asset. I believe we are one of very few colleges to have this luxury. We look forward to the Women's Wrestling Program growing under Coach Gray."

"I am very excited for this opportunity and I am going to build a culture here of student athletes becoming college graduates and national placers", said Geneva Gray.

Head Coach Geneva Gray, a native of Denver, CO, joined the Bacone Warriors for the 2016-2017 Women's Wrestling inaugural season, where she took 10 wrestlers to the National Tournament. Also while at Bacone Coach Gray helped the men's team who qualified 9 for the NAIA National Championships.

Coach Gray began coaching men's varsity wrestling in Colorado for Bear Creek and Chatfield High Schools where she helped coach seven 5A state qualifiers and one 5A State Champion. She also was a wrestling official for Folkstyle, Greco Roman, and Freestyle for Colorado and USWOA (United State Wrestling Officials Association).

Gray graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies where she was able to take time to train at the Olympic Training Center and travel internationally with her sister, Adeline Gray, three-time world champion in Women's Wrestling and 2016 Olympian as her training partner and coach. Gray also worked for USA Wrestling for a year in the Events department where she helped with tournaments like World Team Trials, the US Open, and the Dave Schultz Memorial International.

Gray chose Bacone to help grow women's wrestling at the college level and establish this program as one to be respected for athletic and academic achievements.


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