Another former Oklahoma State wrestler is heading to North Carolina as Jamill Kelly will be joining the Tar Heels’ coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Kelly, a 2004 Olympic silver medalist and two-time United States World team member in men’s freestyle, spent the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Arizona State. Prior to his time in Arizona, he was an associated head coach at Stanford (2014-18). He’s also coached at North Carolina State (2012-14), Cal Poly (2011-12), Dallas Dynamite Wrestling Club (2008-11) and Harvard (2007).
Kelly will join four former Cowboys on UNC’s staff: head coach Coleman Scott, Tar Heel Wrestling Club coach Kenny Monday, assistant coach Gary Wayne Harding and volunteer assistant and THWC athlete Jordan Oliver. Kelly’s addition to the staff also gives the Tar Heels’ three Olympic medalists: Monday (gold in 1988, silver in 1992), Kelly (silver in 2004) and Scott (bronze in 2012).
Along with the five former Cowboys at UNC, OSU has three more alums at ACC schools with Duke head coach Glen Landham and assistant Tom Erikson and NC State head coach Pat Popolizio.
Big day today!— Coleman Scott (@CScott60kg) August 28, 2020
My friend @jamill_kelly won an Olympic silver medal on this date in 2004.
Inspired me when I stepped foot onto campus as OSU!
Can’t wait to keep building great memories with you! Let’s build @UNCWrestling into a power! pic.twitter.com/bos4k8sh78