Kerry McCoy Accepts Head Coaching Position At Maryland

May 12, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Head Wrestling Coach Kerry McCoy has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Maryland.

McCoy carried the Stanford program to one of its best seasons in school history in 2007-08, capping his third season as head coach with a top-20 national finish and the Pac-10 runner-up spot. He posted a 29-19 record in three seasons at Stanford and helped Cardinal wrestlers to five All-America honors.

'The decision to leave Stanford was very hard for me. I truly love Stanford and everything associated with the program and the University, the team, the parents, the alums, the administration, everything. The last three years of my life have been incredible. The decision to head back east was ultimately made because its going to be a better situation for my family.' said McCoy. ''I would like to thank Stanford for giving me the opportunity to lead the Wrestling program. It was an amazing experience, and a very difficult place to leave. I also want to thank all of the alumni, fans, parents and administrators for the support the program received. I especially want to thank Bob Bowlsby and Earl Koberlein for providing me with the tools necessary to build a top-notch program. I am very happy with the direction the program is going and I expect great things in the future of the program.''

McCoy made an immediate impact on the program from the moment he stepped onto the Farm in 2005, bringing more and more success in each of his three seasons. In 2007-08, he guided the program to a landmark season that included more duals wins than any season in the last three decades (13), the highest Pac-10 finish in school history, the second-highest national finish and a program-best five NCAA qualifiers. Stanford took 19th nationally, just its third all-time top-20 finish. For just the third time in program history and the second time in two years, Stanford produced two All-Americans in the same season. Owning two of the conference's four All-Americans, the Cardinal's 19th place finish was the best in the Pac-10.

A nationwide search for a new coach will begin immediately.

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