McCoy to Coach 2007 U.S. Freestyle World Team

Feb. 14, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Head Wrestling Coach Kerry McCoy has been named a coach for the U.S. Freestyle World Team announced USA Wrestling earlier this month. McCoy, along with Kevin Jackson and Lou Rosselli, will coach at the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 17-23.

McCoy was a member of the coaching staff for the 2006 U.S. Freestyle World Team, which placed third in the World Championships in Guangzhou, China. He has served as a coach at the U.S. World Team Training Camps for the last two years. McCoy was also a member of the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling teams, placing fifth at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia and seventh at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece. He was a 2003 World silver medalist, and placed fourth at the 1998 and 2001 World meets. McCoy won gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Games and won the World Cup four times. He won the U.S. National championships five straight years (2000-2004) and was a 1992 Junior World champion. McCoy won two NCAA titles for Penn State University.

'I am really excited,' said McCoy. 'I have a strong connection with many of the athletes who are competing. Some were teammates, and I built strong relationships. I am very excited about some of the new wrestlers. My commitment, both as an athlete and a coach, is for the United States to be the best country in wrestling. Now, I have an opportunity to continue on that path. I am honored that the Coach Selection Committee chose me and I will do what I can to get the U.S. on the top of the world, and to stay there for the next few years.'

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