New coach set for BHS wrestling
This year the Baldwin High School wrestlers will be starting the season with the addition of a new coach, Steve Pierce.
"I wanted to coach wrestling because it's a great sport. I love seeing kids who want to succeed in something," Pierce said.
Although Pierce has never coached wrestling, he has a lot experience in the sport.
"I wrestled in high school, and did some kids wrestling before that," Pierce said.
Pierce was a Class 5A state semi-finalist as a senior at Bishop Carroll High School. He continued his athletic experience at the University of Kansas as a track and cross country runner. He was also an All-American in the sport of duathlon, which is much like a triathlon but without the swimming. It consists of running and biking. Pierce has been work ing as a wrestling official in Colorado before coming to Baldwin.
"He will be a great addition to our staff. It's always helpful to have an assistant in the build ing, and he has a lot of knowledge and experience in the sport," head wrestling coach Kit Harris said. "We are looking to have an exciting season and I think he can be an important part of that."
"Yes, I am absolutely looking forward to the season," coach Pierce said, "It's kind of a mystery, I don't know the other teams or the quality of their wrestlers, but I'm excited."
Pierce teaches Spanish at BHS.