Two weeks ago, we asked the question, “Who is the top State coach was right now?” We specifically looked at Wes Moore and Pat Popolizio.
Well, the latter just added more ammo to the debate.
For the third time in four years, State Wrestling coach has been name ACC Coach of the Year. This year, he’ll share the honors with Pitt’s Keith Gavin.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 (𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘊𝘊 𝘞𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨)!
✔️ 2018 Coach of the Year
✔️ 2020 Coach of the Year
✔️ 2021 co-Coach of the Year pic.twitter.com/rsmLNVo4CI
— NC State Wrestling 🤼♂️ (@PackWrestle) April 1, 2021
State had an incredible run, winning an ACC Championship before finishing 6th in the Nation. The National Championships finish was second highest to only the 2018’s squad, that ended up 4th. What’s even more exciting is the fact that State will be returning just about every stud besides Daniel Bullard.
With Coach Popolizio at the helm and Camacho, the Hidlay’s, Reenan and Wilson, among others returning, it seems likely that the display case will need to be expanded once again.