RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State wrestling coach Pat Popolizio has announced the promotion of Adam Hall to associate head coach. Hall joined the Wolfpack in the summer of 2015 as an assistant coach, and since that time NC State has finished in the top-20 at the NCAA Championships in all four seasons Hall has been on staff.
"Adam's commitment to this program has elevated him to this position," said Popolizio. "He has shown tireless work ethic, along with being a great role model for all of our student-athletes. He has been instrumental in the success our program has achieved both on and off the mat in the recent years. With people like him, that is how we have been able to move forward as a program."
During Hall's time on staff with Wolfpack wrestling, NC State has won both a pair of ACC Championships (2019 and 2016) and a pair of ACC Regular season titles (2019 and 2018). The Pack also won both team trophies in 2018-19 for the first time since 2004, and back-to-back regular season titles for the first time since 2001-02.
NC State has also posted four straight seasons finishing in the top-10 in the NWCA Coaches' Poll. The Wolfpack has been ranked in the top-10 in 57 straight polls over the last four seasons.
NC State has won 67 of its 75 duals (89.3 percent) the last four seasons. That winning percentage sits fourth-best in the NCAA, and the 67 dual victories leads the nation (the next closest is at 60).
On the recruiting trial, NC State's 2016 12-person signing class was ranked the nation's best by both FloWrestling.com and InterMatWrestling.com. In that class, the Pack signed two of the top-six ranked wrestlers in the 2016 recruiting class, and five in the top-66 overall.
NC State's 2018 class was ranked No. 3 nationally and featured five wrestlers ranked in the top-100 nationally by InterMat, including four in the top-55, and two in the top-25. The class was also No. 6 by both FloWrestling and TheOpenMat.
NC State made it back-to-back top-20 recruiting classes in 2019, as NC State's haul was ranked No. 16 by InterMat and No. 17 by FloWrestling. Four of the nine-member class were ranked in the top-100 nationally.