Announcements and Important Events
Hoke County High School's Head Coach, Vernon Walworth has been named National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Girl’s Head Coach of the Year for the state of North Carolina. In winning the State Coach of the Year honor, Coach Walworth became a finalist for the NWCA National Girl’s Coach of the Year Award.
Coach Walworth’s accomplishments include the following: Hoke girls team competed in first-ever state wrestling tournament in February. In spite of injuries, he brought three girls. Two of his wrestlers placed
in their respective weight classes.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Vernon began pushing for a separate women's wrestling division in NC about 10 years ago. He's one of the first coaches in NC to host girls only tournaments His girls team in 2020-2021 will be one of the first-ever teams recognized by the state as separate from the boys team and he's organizing a girls team dual match with other school, most likely a first ever event.
“The NWCA extends a sincere congratulations to Coach Walworth for his long-lasting commitment to the sport of wrestling and his student athletes at Hoke County. It is an absolute honor for me to be able to recognize Coach as North Carolina’s NWCA High School Girl’s Coach of the Year.” Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director
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About National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) | The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with a primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and the promotion of wrestling.