Rodney Jones named Oklahoma Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year
Rodney Jones, who was promoted to Broken Arrow High School head varsity wrestling coach after his brother, Shawn, resigned in the Spring, was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) High School Boys Assistant Coach of the Year for the state of Oklahoma.
In winning the State Assistant Coach of the Year honor, Rodney Jones became a finalist for the NWCA Section 6 Boys Assistant Coach of the Year Award.
“We are incredibly proud that Coach Rod has been recognized for something we have known for a long time in Broken Arrow,” said Steve Dunn, Broken Arrow executive athletic director. “His commitment to the sport of wrestling is only exceeded by his dedication to his wrestlers.
“Whether it be in the classroom or on the mat, Coach gives his students all that he has. That’s what made him a great wrestler, and that’s what drives him as a teacher and a coach. We are grateful for the NWCA on this special honor and for all that they do in promoting the sport of wrestling.”
This season Tiger wrestlers won the Class 6A State Team Tournament, Class 6A Dual State Tournament and were ranked in the top 20 nationally.
“Our Scholastic Coach of the Year Awards Program which honors our nation’s coaches who work tirelessly on behalf of their athletes is one of my favorite NWCA initiatives. At a time when coaches are needed now more than ever, we get to take time and thank the entire profession by recognizing their peers at the state, section, and national levels. Thanks to those who we call Coach.” Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with a primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and the promotion of wrestling.