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Oklahoma State wrestling: Jamill Kelly joins North Carolina’s coaching staff

The 2004 Olympic silver medalist becomes the latest former Cowboy to head to Chapel Hill.

Mens Freestyle 66kg Medal Ceremony Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

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.