Staff
Head Coach
Coleman Scott

Coleman Scott, a four-time All-America performer at Oklahoma State and the 2008 NCAA champion at 133 pounds, was named head coach of the North Carolina wrestling program on August 13, 2015. Scott, who came to UNC as an assistant in 2014, is the sixth head coach in the history of the program.

In 2019, Scott led the Tar Heels to their best showing at nationals in nearly a quarter century. Led by All-American performances from senior Chip Ness and redshirt freshman Austin O’Connor, UNC finished the competition 19th, the team’s best finish since 1995.

A native of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Scott capped an incredible career at OSU by winning the 2008 NCAA title at 133 pounds. In addition to his success at the collegiate level, Scott has also excelled at the international level as a four-time member of the United States National Team. His crowning achievement came at the 2012 London Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling at 60 kg.

Scott has recently served as the U.S. Women’s Freestyle National Team coach.

Prior to starring at Oklahoma State, Scott was a three-time Pennsylvania state champion at Waynesburg Central High School. Scott and his wife Jessica have three children: daughter Leighton Ann and sons Stetson Lewis and Cash Allen.

Associate Head Coach
Tony Ramos

Tony Ramos joined the UNC coaching staff in 2016 as a volunteer assistant and was promoted to assistant coach in 2018. In November 2019, he was promoted to associate head coach. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Iowa.

A native of Carol Stream, Illinois, Ramos was a three-time state champion at Glenbard North before embarking upon a decorated college stint at Iowa. Ramos was a three-time All-American for the Hawkeyes, capping his NCAA career by winning the 2014 NCAA title at 133 pounds. He was Iowa's Male Athlete of the Year, leaving Iowa City with a career record of 120-14.

On the international stage, Ramos placed fifth at the Junior World Championships in 2009 and has been a staple on USA Wrestling teams over the last several years. A two-time U.S. World Team Trials champion, Ramos officially retired from competition in May 2019.

Ramos is married to the former Megan Eskew, a volleyball team captain while at Iowa, and the couple has two sons, A.J. and Lincoln, and a daughter, Calla.

Assistant Coach
Gary Wayne Harding

Talented veteran came to UNC as a graduate transfer after four seasons at Oklahoma State.

2017-18: Finished 14-7 as a redshirt junior • Had seven bonus-point wins, including three pins • Took second at the Southern Scuffle • All Big 12 Academic honoree.

2016-17: Went 4-0 and competed in one open tournament during his redshirt season • Claimed the 133-pound title at the Norseman Open, picking up three technical falls on the way to the finals, where he defeated NEO’s Sean DeShazer, 7-6.

2015-16: Compiled a 14-13 overall record and 6-7 mark in dual matches • Went 0-2 at the NCAA tournament • Finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships to earn an automatic bid to NCAAs • Defeated two top-20 opponents in consecutive duals, knocking off No. 16 Dom Forys of Pittsburgh in a 13-11 overtime thriller and defeating No. 10 Zach Synon, 5-2, as the Cowboys ended Missouri’s 37-dual winning streak • Won three-straight dual matches on two separate occasions this season • Faced four-straight ranked opponents from Jan. 17 to Feb. 5, going 2-2 during those matches • Recorded eight bonus point wins this season.

2014-15: Compiled a 29-13 overall record and a 7-4 record in dual action • Qualified for his first NCAA Championships • Went 2-2 at the tournament • Faced eight ranked opponents, including four wrestlers ranked in the top five • Finished third at the Big 12 Championships • Tallied six falls and three major decisions • Was pulled from his redshirt for the dual against Iowa • Won the OCU, Oklahoma, and Joe Parisi Opens • Started the season 14-0.

Prep/Personal: Attended Collinsville High in Collinsville, Okla. • Strung together a 166-14 record under coach West Harding • Four-time 5A Oklahoma high school champion • Named the Tulsa World All-Metro Wrestler of the Year for 2014 • Finished third at the 2013 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle championship • Member of the 2014 Junior Dual team for Oklahoma • Won four junior freestyle tournaments • Birthday is July 20 • Son of Weston and Kim Harding • Has two siblings: Sophia and JK.

Assistant Coach
Jordan Oliver

Jordan Oliver comes to Chapel Hill to begin his coaching career while training for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Oliver won a pair of national championships at Oklahoma State while earning All-America status four times with the Cowboys (2010-13). He has been on four U.S. National teams during his time competing in freestyle wrestling.

Oliver went to Easton Area High School in Easton, Pa.

Director
Joe Wedra

Joe Wedra joined the UNC Wrestling staff in 2019 as the team's director of operations. Wedra also coordinates the team's media and communications efforts. He is a 2019 graduate of UNC. He graduated in August 2019 with a degree in Media and Journalism.

Athletic Trainer
Zoe Quirk-Royal
Head Coach Tar Heel WC
Kenny Monday

Head Coach - Tar Heel Wrestling Club
KENNY MONDAY
Kenny Monday brings a storied career as a competitor and a coach to Chapel Hill where he will assume head coaching responsibilities for The Tar Heel Wrestling Club and the Regional Training Center.

No stranger to fellow Oklahoma State Cowboy wrestling alums Head Coach Coleman Scott, Coach Monday looks to make an immediate impact on the Tar Heel Wrestling Club's growing stable of senior level athletes.

Monday enjoyed a great deal of success in his wrestling career as he was a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist, earning gold in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and silver in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. He won the World championships in 1989 and finished with World silver in 1991. In 1988, he won gold at the Tbilisi Tournament, which was considered the toughest in the word at the time.

In his collegiate career at Oklahoma State, he was a three-time NCAA finalist, winning the championship in 1984.

He comes to UNC after working with MMA gyms around the country, including Team Takedown in Dallas, Texas, and the Blackzilians in Florida. Prior to that, he and Scott coached together at Oklahoma State’s Cowboy Wrestling Club. In 1992, Monday served as Oklahoma State’s co-head coach with John Smith.

Additionally, his son Kennedy joins the UNC wrestling team as a freshman member of the 2016 recruiting class.

Camp Counselor
Austin O'Connor

2018-19: Earned All-America honors at 149 pounds with a third-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh • Became just the seventh freshman All-American in program history and the highest freshman placer at UNC • His third-place finish at nationals was the best by a Tar Heel since Justin Harty took second at heavyweight in 1996 • Helped lead UNC to a 19th-place team finish, the highest for the program in 24 years • Finished his first year in the lineup with a 34-6 overall mark that included a sparkling 17-2 record in duals • Went 4-1 in ACC duals and earned All-ACC honors with a runner-up finish at the ACC Championships • Had 16 bonus-point wins on the year - eight major decisions, one tech fall and a team-high seven pins • Wrestled 24 matches against NCAA qualifiers and posted an 18-6 record, including wins over No. 3 seed Mitch Finesilver of Duke, No. 4 Brock Mauller of Missouri, No. 9 Justin Oliver of NC State and No. 11 Josh Heil of Campbell • Beat Heil, Finesilver and Mauller at nationals before again besting Finesilver 7-5 in the third-place match • All six of his losses on the year came to All-Americans - two to Micah Jordan of Ohio State (runner-up), three to Finesilver (fourth place) and one to Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton (fifth place) • His 34 wins were the most by a Tar Heels since Evan Henderson went 37-8 at 141 pounds in 2013-14 • Took third at both the Hokie Open and the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational prior to the semester break.

2017-18: Went 15-3 in his redshirt season at 149 pounds • Won the App State Open with five straight wins • Won via fall three times, including two under one minute • Won the UWW Junior Freestyle national championship at the 2018 U.S. Open • Won gold at 70 kg at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships in Brazil.

Camp Counselor
Zach Sherman

2018-19: Went 12-4 in his sophomore season at 133 pounds • Finished third at the Midlands Championships, going 5-1 • Won four matches at the Wolfpack Open to finish second

2017-18: Went 16-20 in his first season in Chapel Hill at 133 pounds. • Posted an 8-12 dual record • Went 1-2 at the ACC Championships and qualified for NCAAs • Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships including a 4-2 sudden-victory decision against No. 15 Ali Naser of Arizona State • Finished third at the Hokie Open, dropping a close 5-3 decision against Oklahoma State’s Kaid Brock • Defeated four ranked opponents on the year.

Prep/Personal
2017 Prep National champion at 132 pounds • Helped lead Blair Academy to three Prep Nationals team titles • 2016 Beast of the East champion at 132 pounds • Posted a 128-14 record at Blair Academy • Zachary Dana Sherman is the son of Sharon Sherman.

Camp Counselor
Kennedy Monday

2018-19: Went 10-5 as a redshirt sophomore with a 3-1 dual meet record • Placed sixth at Cliff Keen Las Vegas, where he defeated No. 16 John Van Brill of Rutgers in an 11-4 decision • Runner-up at the Hokie Open • Narrowly defeated by Nebraska's No. 6 Isaiah White (5-4 decision) at 165 pounds in his final appearance of the season on December 15

2017-18: Went 21-17 as a redshirt freshman at 157 pounds with a 10-10 dual record • Finished third in the ACC at 157 with three wins at the ACC Championships and qualified for NCAAs • Went 3-2 at the NCAA Championships, starting with a win against No. 2 Joey Lavallee of Missouri • Pinned No. 7 Tyler Berger of Nebraska for his first dual win of the year • Went 3-2 in ACC matches. • Tied for team lead in pins with four.

2016-17: Won the 2017 National Collegiate Open at 149 pounds and took third at 149 at the Shorty Hitchcock during his redshirt season.

Prep/Personal: Two-time Texas state champion at Martin High School • Named Outstanding Wrestler at the Texas state tournament as a senior • Super 32 and Powerade All-American • Also took first at Mid-America Nationals • Academic Honor Roll student • Birthday is April 1 • Son of Kenny and Sabrina Monday • Father Kenny won gold at 74kg at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul • Also won an NCAA title in 1984 at Oklahoma State.

Camp Counselor
Clay Lautt

2018-19: Went 24-9 in his redshirt season at 165/174 pounds • Finished as the runner-up at the App State Open • Took third at the Pembroke Classic and National Collegiate Open • Finished the season with 12 wins via fall, a team-high

2017-18: Appeared 15 times in his freshman year wresting at 165 • Won two matches at the Hokie Open, including a fall (2:13) against Davidson’s Tien Hunter.

Prep/Personal
Three-time Kansas state champion who finished with a 173-27 record at St. James Academy • Finished his senior year 48-1 with 37 pins • Member of the 2016 United States Greco-Roman team at the Cadet World Championships • Also earned all-state honors as a safety on the football team at St. James • Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner for the state of Kansas as a senior • Clay Addison Lautt is the son of Jon and Sheri Lautt.