Timmy McCall wrestling at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas (Photo/Sandy Slater)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina native Timmy McCall has joined the NC State wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, announced by head coach Pat Popolizio.
"Timmy brings really good experience that will help elevate our current student-athletes both on and off the mat," said Popolizio. "The quality of person that he is is exactly what we are looking for to help mentor our guys in every aspect of life.
"Our guys are very familiar with him, both with his time at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club and through working with them in NC State's chapter of Athletes in Action. I'm confident this will be a smooth transition for our program"
While competing for the Wolfpack Wrestling Club since 2015, McCall took first place at the 2017 Henri Deglane Challenge and was a 2016 Bill Farrell International runner-up. This year, he placed second at the 2019 Grand Prix of France/Henri Deglane Challenge and seventh at the 2019 U.S. Open to qualify for the World Team Trials held in Raleigh.
During his time at the Wolfpack WC the past five years, McCall has not only trained full-time but works extensively with Athletes in Action on NC State's campus.
McCall competed collegiately at Wisconsin, and was ranked as high as ninth nationally as a senior. He wrestled for the Badgers from 2012-15 at both 184 and 197 pounds and qualified for the NCAA Championships at 197 pounds as both a junior and senior.
He graduated from South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C., where he was a state champion and two-time NHSCA All-American. He also graduated with a 3.9 GPA and was a member of Academically Gifted (AG) program.