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Beasley Named Southeast and Georgia Coach of the Year

Chattooga High School’s Brian Beasley was named the Georgia Coach of the Year and the Section 3, Southeast Coach of the Year. 

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The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced the 2020 winners of the State, Section, and National High School Boys Coach of the Year awards.

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Chattooga High School’s Brian Beasley was named the Georgia Coach of the Year and the Section 3, Southeast Coach of the Year.

Beasley just completed his 20th season as head coach at Chattooga High School. His 2019-20 squad finished as Dual and Traditional State Champions with 9 individual state placers and five state champions, and 2 runners up. Coach Beasley has had 18 state champions and 11 runners-up in his coaching tenure.

When asked to describe the 2019-20 season in one word, Beasley said, “…unforgettable.” In January Chattooga Wrestling defeated the five-time Dual Champions from Social Circle to claim the GHSA Dual Championship. Chattooga won 10 of the 14 weight classes in the dual state championship match, nine by pins. The next month Chattooga Wrestling followed up its first dual state title by claiming its first GHSA traditional team state championship.

One thing is obvious when watching Coach Beasley in the corner of any match, he enjoys coaching. “It’s been a blessing working with the kids and developing bonds that last a lifetime.”

“The NWCA is proud be able to provide a platform to help recognize outstanding coaches at both the state, section, and national levels. Coaches have the ability to positively impact the lives of their athletes and ultimately change the fabric of a community,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer.

Coach Beasley said the award left him, “speechless when I found out it was an award representing the Southeast…crazy!” The Southeast award is for North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia.

 

“Coach Beasley has done an amazing job building the Chattooga wrestling program. Brian has proven you do not have to have a large number of students in your school to be successful at the highest level. The state of Georgia is proud of the accomplishments of Chattooga High School and Coach Beasley,” said National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Director of Scholastic Leadership Academies and the GHSA State Wrestling Tournament Director, Bud Hennebaul.

Coach Beasley says there have been lots of “big moments” over his career, but “if I were to pick one, it would be the team winning the state dual title this year. We had kids who were multiple time state champs, but winning it as a team was a special feeling for each and every team member.”

Watch Chattooga Wrestling Coach Brian Beasley’s speech:

Posted by All On Georgia – Chattooga on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

 

SECTION – SCHOLASTIC BOYS HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR

SECTION COACH SCHOOL STATE

Section 1 Bryan Stoll Delbarton School New Jersey
Section 2 Donald Motley Oscar Smith High School Virginia
Section 3 Brian Beasley Chattooga High School Georgia
Section 4 Tim Roberts Dundee High School Michigan
Section 5 Dean Boyer Plainview High School Nebraska
Section 6 Jason Miller Commanche High School Oklahoma
Section 7 Joel Holman Juab High School Utah
Section 8 John Cerna Jr. Toppenish High School Washington

STATE – SCHOLASTIC BOYS HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR

SECTION COACH SCHOOL STATE
Section 1 Ricky Shook Danbury High School Connecticut
Section 1 Manny Costa St. John’s Prep Massachusetts
Section 1 Paul Rousseau Bishop Guertin High School New Hampshire
Section 1 Bryan Stoll Delbarton School New Jersey
Section 1 Craig Gross Hilton High School New York
Section 1 Colin Smith Cumberland Rhode Island
Section 1 Eugene Stearns Vergennes Union H.S. Vermont
Section 2 Aaron Harris Smyrna High School Delaware
Section 2 Robert Burnham Christian County Kentucky
Section 2 Erik Burnett Elyria High School Ohio
Section 2 Dave Crowell Nazareth High School Pennsylvania
Section 2 Donald Motley Oscar Smith HS Virginia
Section 2 John Bonecutter Point Pleasant High School West Virginia
Section 3 Brian Brasseal Gardendale H.S. Alabama
Section 3 Mick Arteaga Southwest Miami Senior High School Florida
Section 3 Brian Beasley Chattooga High School Georgia
Section 3 Matt Pinero St. Paul’s School Louisiana
Section 3 Tripp Rogers William Amos Hough High School North Carolina
Section 3 Jason Brazell North Central High School South Carolina
Section 3 Wes Idlette Dobyns Bennett High School Tennessee
Section 4 Pete Alber Dakota High School Illinois
Section 4 Eric HIghley Northridge HIgh School Indiana
Section 4 Michael Doyle Independence Junior/Senior High Iowa
Section 4 Tim Roberts Dundee High School Michigan
Section 5 Bill Johnson Norton Community High School Kansas
Section 5 Will Short Simley High School Minnesota
Section 5 Dustin Brewer Liberty High School Missouri
Section 5 Dean Boyer Plainview High School Nebraska
Section 5 Chad Barstad Velva High School North Dakota
Section 5 Jeremy Swenson Canton High School South Dakota
Section 6 John Kincade Greenwood High School Arkansas
Section 6 Ray Barron Columbine HS Colorado
Section 6 Greg Ruybalid Piedra Vista New Mexico
Section 6 Jason Miller Commanche High School Oklahoma
Section 6 Travis Clark Trinity High School Texas
Section 7 Ray Belloc Santa Cruz Valley Union HS Arizona
Section 7 Troy Tirapelle Buchanan High School California
Section 7 Robert Flores James Logan High School California
Section 7 Robert Hesia Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Hawaii
Section 7 Joel Holman Juab High School Utah
Section 8 Chad Gerlach Glennallen High School Alaska
Section 8 Jory Casterline Glasgow High School Montana
Section 8 Bo Hampton Reedsport Community Charter School Oregon
Section 8 John Cerna Jr. Toppenish High School Washington
Section 8 Josh Wisniewski Green River High School Wyoming

 

 

Photos provided by Brian Beasley 

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Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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