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. 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 nine 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.
The Southeast award is for North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia.