Coleman Scott takes coaching job at UNC
Waynesburg High School graduate and Olympic bronze medal winner Coleman Scott joined the coaching staff of North Carolina’s wrestling team.
Coleman Scott, a four-time All-American at Oklahoma State and the 2008 NCAA champion at 133 pounds, was named an assistant coach with the North Carolina wrestling program, head coach C.D. Mock announced Friday. Scott, who has also excelled at the international level as a four-time member of the United States National Team and a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in freestyle at 60 kg, will be involved in all aspects of training and skill instruction for the Tar Heels.
“We are very excited to have Coleman Scott join our Tar Heel family,” Mock said. “Coming from one of the most successful wrestling programs in the history of the sport, his knowledge and experience as a competitor and a coach will add immeasurably to the existing staff and team.”
The opening likely occurred when another local wrestler, Cary Kolat, took the head coaching job at Campbell University. Kolat joined the Fighting Camel staff after serving since 2010 as associate head coach at the North Carolina.
During Kolat’s tenure at Chapel Hill, he was involved in all phases of the UNC program and helped improve the team’s national ranking from 57 to 22. In addition, he was head coach at the Olympic regional training center in Chapel Hill, where he trained Olympic level athletes.
Scott will work directly with the light and light/middle weights on technique and training for North Carolina after wrapping up competition for the summer in July.
Prior to starring at Oklahoma State, Scott was a three-time Pennsylvania state champion at Waynesburg High School and an Observer-Reporter Athlete of the Year. Scott and his wife Jessica have two children: daughter Leighton Ann and son Stetson Lewis.