GAC wrestling hires Petty as assistant

Greater Atlanta Christian announced the hiring of John Petty as its assistant wrestling coach on Monday.

Petty led California Baptist to the NCWA national championship in 2011. The same year he was also named national coach of the year in addition to leading the team to the dual national title.

Petty has produced two region champions, 80 national qualifiers, 38 All-Americans and 22 academic All-Americans, including seven scholar athletes.

A former member of the U.S. Army from 1991-96, Petty was a five-time masters national champion in wrestling and was a member of the All-Army Olympic development team.