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    Default Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-wres...032809aaa.html

    Kerry McCoy Voted ACC Wrestling Coach of the Year
    Four Terps named to all-conference team.

    Some guy from NC State is Wrestler of the Year....

    March 28, 2009

    ACC Release

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Maryland head wrestling coach Kerry McCoy was voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and Terrapin wrestlers Brendan Byrne, Steven Bell, Alex Krom and Hudson Taylor were selected to the all-conference team, the league announced Friday.

    McCoy is the second consecutive Maryland coach to win coach of the year honors and fourth, overall. Former head coach Pat Santoro won the award last year and John McHugh won it in 1990 and 1993. It is McCoy's first-ever coach of the year award as a Division I head coach.

    "This is very humbling. It feels awesome," McCoy said. "The ACC had a great year and I am very fortunate to be a part of it. This award goes to my assistants, as well. I could not do it without them. It's also an honor to be associated with the other great Maryland coaches that won the award before me."

    In his first year in College Park, McCoy guided the Terps to a 10-8-1 dual-meet record and 3-2 mark in conference competition. The Terps finished the regular season strong, winning six of their final seven duals heading into the ACC Championship. After a third-place regular-season finish, Maryland peaked at the ACC Championship, repeating as conference champions with Byrne, Bell and Krom winning individual championships.

    Last weekend at the NCAA Championships, the Terps finished 10th, overall, the second-best NCAA finish in program history. Bell, Krom and Taylor all earned all-American status, tying the school record for all-Americans in a season.

    Taylor (197 pounds) was named all-ACC for the third consecutive season while Bell (133 pounds) was named to the team for the second year in a row. Byrne (125 pounds) and Krom (141 pounds) are first-time honorees.

    Taylor finished the season with a 38-8 record and team-high 19 pins. Taylor was a perfect 5-0 in conference duals and finished third at last week's NCAA Championships, his second straight third-place national finish. Taylor earned all-American status for the second year in a row.

    Bell finished 29-7, 5-0 in the ACC and 15-1 overall in dual meets. Bell was the ACC champion at 133 pounds and finished sixth at the NCAA Championships, earning all-American status for the first time in his career.

    After redshirting last season, Krom was dominant at 141 pounds this season. Krom finished fifth nationally and also went undefeated in the ACC en route to a conference championship. Krom finished 25-6, overall, and advanced to the NCAA semifinals to earn his first all-American nod.

    Byrne went 22-10 and 4-1 in the ACC. Byrne's only loss in ACC competition was to Virginia Tech freshman Jarrod Garnett. However, Byrne avenged that loss at the ACC Championship, defeating Garnett in the 125-pound championship match at Virginia Tech's home gym.

    NC State junior Darrion Caldwell (149 pounds) was named the conference wrestler of the year after winning an individual national title last weekend in St. Louis.

    Garnett was named freshman of the year.
    Last edited by WrestlingTerp; 04-03-2009 at 09:18 AM.
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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Hey Wrestlingterp, do you think that the terps can possibly get ranked in the top 30 of the wrestling report or intermat rankings next year? I mean they bring their entire top ten team back and get Mike Letts and John Kohler off of redshirt as well as Josh Asper. I still can't figure out how you have 3 guys ranked in the top 12 nationally and not one ranking puts you in the top 30.

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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by ne125 View Post
    Hey Wrestlingterp, do you think that the terps can possibly get ranked in the top 30 of the wrestling report or intermat rankings next year? I mean they bring their entire top ten team back and get Mike Letts and John Kohler off of redshirt as well as Josh Asper. I still can't figure out how you have 3 guys ranked in the top 12 nationally and not one ranking puts you in the top 30.
    I predict the experts will probably rank Maryland about 22nd or 23rd at the start of next season!! Take our actual NCAA finish (10) and add that to their infallible pre-tournament rankings (35), then divide by 2!

    Heck, some of these bozos predicted Maryland would finish 4th in the ACC this year!!!

    If everything stays on track (avoiding injuries, academic issues, and getting everyone at the correct weight) next year's team should be the best in Maryland's history. Maryland could be trophy team in 2010.

    Let 'em keep overlooking us, makes it more fun when performance on the mat is what truly counts.
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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Well, you also have to take into account Maryland's dual performance. They were a much much better tourney team than dual team this year.

    Yes, I realize there were injuries etc (many teams deal with these same issues) but Maryland finished 3rd in the ACC dual standings.

    I don't pay much attention to rankings so I don't know how they factor in dual strength vs tournament strength, but it's certainly something to keep in mind.
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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    Well, you also have to take into account Maryland's dual performance. They were a much much better tourney team than dual team this year.

    Yes, I realize there were injuries etc (many teams deal with these same issues) but Maryland finished 3rd in the ACC dual standings.

    I don't pay much attention to rankings so I don't know how they factor in dual strength vs tournament strength, but it's certainly something to keep in mind.
    Ah yes, but you also need to factor in Maryland dual SCHEDULE this year. We had some holes in the lineup that hurt. But even at full strength we would have had to battle with the likes of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Edinboro, Lehigh and Oklahoma. Navy is our traditional rival and we beat them two years in a row for the first time ever.
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    Did maryland win ACCs this year?

    I remember how stacked they looked on paper and I was thinking they'd be making some noise but their season was pretty marginal up until ncaas it seemed like (letts redshirting was part of that)
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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    Ah yes, but you also need to factor in Maryland dual SCHEDULE this year. We had some holes in the lineup that hurt. But even at full strength we would have had to battle with the likes of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Edinboro, Lehigh and Oklahoma. Navy is our traditional rival and we beat them two years in a row for the first time ever.
    Ah yes but they also lost to Carolina.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    Did maryland win ACCs this year?

    I remember how stacked they looked on paper and I was thinking they'd be making some noise but their season was pretty marginal up until ncaas it seemed like (letts redshirting was part of that)
    Maryland won the ACC tournament in what ended up being a close race with Virginia. Virginia Tech was third.

    Dual-meet wise, Maryland lost to Virginia Tech and Carolina in the conference.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    Default Re: Kerry McCoy ACC Coach of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    Ah yes but they also lost to Carolina.
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