Scott Green at 16U/Junior Nationals (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
While the bulk of the wrestling world's attention has been focused on Olympic wrestling, Army West Point has filled a void on their coaching staff and made a statement in doing so. Head Coach Kevin Ward will hire current Wyoming Seminary head coach Scott Green to be the team's head assistant coach. Green has helped elevate Wyoming Seminary into one of the top high school programs in the nation during his 11-plus years at the school. The Blue Knights were able to finish as National Prep champions in the 2014 and 2020 seasons under Green's direction. The 2020 team produced six National Prep champions, which was the second-highest total in school history. Of course, any success individually or as a team at the National Prep level requires one to go through perennial power Blair Academy (NJ).
Though Green has spent the last decade-plus at the high school level, he is no stranger to the collegiate scene, especially in New York. Green served as an assistant on Pat Popolizio's staff at his alma mater, Binghamton, for four years before coming to Wyoming Seminary.
Army West Point had the vacancy at associate head coach after Ned Shuck left to pursue a head coaching position at Bellarmine University in early July. Ward, Shuck, and staff were able to ink the #24 class in 2021 after years of solid work on the recruiting trail. Having Green aboard should help continue those strong recruiting efforts. In addition to working with many top prospects at Wyoming Seminary, Green has assisted with Team Pennsylvania in Fargo for years. With connections like those and countless others, Army's recruiting classes should continue to impress.
Earlier this year, Ward also added 2021 NCAA runner-up Jesse Dellavecchia to the Army West Point coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
It will be interesting to monitor who fills Green's spot at Wyoming Seminary. Both Sem and rival Blair Academy will be led by new head coaches in the 2021-22 campaign.