Maryland coach McCoy to step down following NCAAs

Kerry McCoy (Photo/Maryland Athletics)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Kerry McCoy, who has served as the University of Maryland head wrestling coach for the past 11 seasons, announced on Tuesday he will be stepping down following the NCAA Championships.

During his tenure, McCoy guided the Terps to four top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, three ACC titles, and coached a total of eight Terps to a total of 12 All-American awards, while being named ACC Coach of the Year three times.

"Kerry achieved notable accomplishments during his tenure, including managing the move from the ACC to the Big Ten, the top wrestling conference in the nation," said Athletic Director Damon Evans. "As a coach and a mentor, he has helped shape the lives of our wrestling student-athletes and guided these young men to grow academically, athletically and socially. I want to thank Kerry for everything he has done for this university and the Terrapin family, and wish him success in his next endeavor."

"It has been an honor to serve as the Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Maryland for the past 11 years," said McCoy. "So many student-athletes, administrators, supporters of the program and fans have impacted my life in a positive way. While looking forward to my next journey, I will cherish the memories and relationships that I have established here and will carry them with me as I go forward."

McCoy will continue to serve as head coach through the NCAA Championships, which take place March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Immediately following the conclusion of the NCAA Championships, Associate Head Coach Jimmy Sheptock will serve as interim head coach while a national search for Maryland's next head coach is conducted.


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