photo courtesy of Marquise McKine; The Diamondback
This afternoon Maryland head coach Kerry McCoy announced via social media that he has informed his team that he will be stepping down from his position at the conclusion of the NCAA tournament. McCoy is finishing his 11th year at the helm for the Terps. Under his direction, Maryland won three ACC titles, had four top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, and had eight wrestlers that earned All-American honors 12 times. Since the school’s move to the Big Ten, Maryland has struggled, this season going 0-9 in the conference and 2-12 overall. This year’s team will send one NCAA qualifier to Pittsburgh, 285 lber Youssif Hemida. Youssif is also McCoy’s most recent All-American, taking eighth at the same weight class, last season.
Prior to his time at Maryland, McCoy spent three years as the head coach at Stanford where he set program records at the time for most NCAA qualifiers and had the first pair of All-Americans in the same season, in school history.
The Maryland athletic department has stated that current Associate Head Coach Jimmy Sheptock will serve as the interim head coach while a national search is being conducted.