IOWA CITY, Iowa – USA Wrestling workers member Gary Mayabb will be a part of the College of Iowa ladies’s wrestling program as affiliate head coach, it was introduced Friday by head coach Clarissa Chun.
“I noticed firsthand the work Gary did with USA Wrestling and I’m excited to have the chance to work with and alongside him in constructing this program,” stated Chun. “We labored in numerous packages (at USA Wrestling), however I acquired to see all of the work he put into constructing males’s Greco within the U.S.
“Gary is a tough employee, unites individuals and is well-connected. He has skilled the event age group all the way in which to senior stage athletes for many years, so he is aware of how one can relate to completely different athletes.
“Throughout the interview course of it was clear that our values aligned in how we wished to construct this program. Gary has excessive integrity and can serve our student-athletes properly.”
For greater than three many years, Mayabb has served in numerous capacities with USA Wrestling and was an completed highschool wrestling coach in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, profitable seven crew state championships.
“The College of Iowa is a particular place for wrestling,” stated Mayabb. “I’m excited for the chance to work with coach Chun and the history-making ladies who’ve dedicated to develop our sport.”
Mayabb (MAY-abb) served as supervisor of Greco-Roman packages for USA Wrestling from 2017-22, the place he had direct oversight of the every day operations for the Greco-Roman program in addition to the event within the U20-U17-U15 age teams. He was additionally a five-time member of the U.S. Olympic Crew Coaching Camp workers.
As a USA Wrestling NCEP Gold Degree Licensed Coach, Mayabb has additionally been named the USA Wrestling Regional Developmental Coach of the Yr, USA Wrestling Junior Nationwide Greco-Roman Coach of the Yr and USA Wrestling Cadet Nationwide Greco-Roman Coach of the Yr. He additionally served because the Missouri Cadet and Junior Nationwide Crew Greco-Roman head coach from 1987-2016, the place he labored with 17 champions and 71 All-People.
At the highschool stage, Mayabb served as head coach at Oak Park and Staley Excessive Faculties. He’s a two-time NWCA Area Coach of the Yr and State Coach of the Yr, a five-time MWA State Coach of the Yr and two-time NSHSAA Coach of the Yr.
He led Oak Park Excessive Faculty to 6 MSHSAA crew state titles, together with 5 straight. His crew was nationally ranked eight instances in his tenure and his athletes gained 38 particular person state titles, had 96 state medalist and 145 state qualifiers.
Mayabb moved to Staley Excessive Faculty, turning into the primary head coach in this system’s historical past. He led the crew to a crew championship in 2017, in addition to 4 top-four finishes, six particular person state titles, 34 state place finishers and 59 state qualifiers. In his profession, greater than 100 former student-athletes have gone on to educate in any respect ranges.
As a competitor, Mayabb competed on the College of Central Missouri, the place he was a NCAA qualifier and the MIAA Convention Most Excellent Wrestler. The 2-time crew captain was a U.S. Open finalist in 1990 and a four-time Olympic Trials qualifier (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992). He’s a member of Central Missouri’s Corridor of Legends and Athletic Corridor of Fame, in addition to different Halls of Fame in Missouri.
Mayabb has been a member of the Missouri Wrestling Affiliation, Nationwide Wrestling Coaches Affiliation, Collegiate Wrestling Officers Affiliation, Nationwide Wrestling Officers Affiliation and United States Wrestling Officers Affiliation. He was additionally a collegiate official from 1985-2017, and through that point served as a Massive Ten Convention official from 2006-17, and an NCAA Championships official from 2000-17.
Mayabb graduated from Central Missouri with a level in secondary schooling and he earned his grasp’s diploma in curriculum instruction with an emphasis in psychology from the College of Missouri-Kansas Metropolis.
Mayabb and his spouse, Dorothy, have three daughters – Katie (husband, Brent), Kelsey and Breeley and two granddaughters, Eloise and Remy.