Awash in ACC honors, Maryland’s wrestling coach gets 5-year contract extention

On the heels of the wrestling team’s second consecutive ACC championship, Maryland officials on Friday announced that they have extended Coach Kerry McCoy’s contract for five years.

Earlier Friday, McCoy was voted ACC coach of the year for a second consecutive season and the third time in the past four years. And Maryland led all schools in the conference by placing seven wrestlers on the all-ACC team.

The Terps’ all-ACC selections are: Senior Kyle John; junior John Asper; sophomores Christian Boley, Jimmy Sheptock, Shane Gentry and Spencer Myers; and freshman Geoffrey Alexander.

Maryland’s wrestlers finished the season 15-1 en route to winning a second consecutive ACC title. In addition, seven Maryland wrestlers qualified for the NCAA championships in St. Louis.

Asper, from Parkton, Md., reached the semifinals of the NCAA tournament (165 pounds). With his sixth-place finish, he earned all-American honors for a second consecutive year.

Liz Clarke currently covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. She has also covered seven Olympic Games, two World Cups and written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing.

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