Archive for Wednesday, November 8, 2000

New coach set for BHS wrestling

November 8, 2000

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.

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