NC State Wrestling Head Coach Pat Popolizio has been named the 2020 ACC Coach of the Year.
Pat Popolizio is our Coach of the Year! @PackWrestle's unbeaten dual season (15-0) was the first in the 91-year history of the program.🐺
The Wolfpack ended the year ranked No. 3 nationally. pic.twitter.com/FReAwzOF0T
— @ACCwrestling (@ACCWrestling) March 31, 2020
Under the leadership of Popolizio, NC State was undefeated in duals (15-0) for the first time in school history. He led the Wolfpack to an ACC Championship for the 3rd time in his time in Raleigh. The ACC title was NC State’s 17th in school history, tying UNC for the most in conference history.
This is Popolizio’s 2nd time winning the award. In sum, 3 NC State coaches have earned the honor, a total of 9 times now.
NC State finished the season ranked 3rd heading into the NCAA Tournament.