Kenny Monday

Been with SPIRE since July 2021

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Languages Spoken: English

Title: Director of Wrestling and Head Coach

Bio: A three-time Olympian, Monday is also a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He grew up wrestling in Oklahoma where he won four state titles and the 1977 Junior National Championships. His record from 7th – 12th grade was an astonishing 140-0-1. As an All-American collegiate wrestler at Oklahoma State, his record was 121-12-2, where he also captured the NCAA title in 1984.

Post-college, Kenny won Olympic gold in Seoul in 1988, Olympic silver in Barcelona in 1992, and finished 6th in 1996 in Atlanta. Kenny also won multiple gold and silver medals in World Cup, World Championships, and Pan American events. After retiring from the competition, Kenny became a highly respected wrestling coach. Most recently, he’s served as the head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heel Wrestling Club since 2016.

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Experience (Coaching and Playing):

  • Head Coach at the Tar Heel Wrestling Club (2016-2021)
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Distinguished Member (2001)
  • 1988 Olympic Champion
  • 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 3x Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996)
  • 1989 World Champion
  • 1991 World Silver Medalist
  • 1991 Pan American Champion
  • 3x NCAA Finalist (1982, 1983, 1984)
  • 1984 NCAA National Champion
  • 4x Oklahoma State Champion (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
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