With the success of Archer’s wrestling program the last two seasons, head coach Tom Beuglas knew it was a matter of time before his top assistant left.
That day came on Tuesday.
Archer assistant wrestling coach Kyle McKee accepted the head wrestling job at North Gwinnett.
“With the success we have had here at Archer, it does not surprise me that other schools contacted him about leading their wrestling programs,” Beuglas said. “Kyle is a very good coach and I think he will do well at North Gwinnett. I hate to lose him, but he wants to be a head coach and North Gwinnett seemed like a good opportunity for him.”
McKee will replace Phil Daniel, who resigned last week after six seasons as North’s head coach.
McKee is a 2004 Parkview grad where he wrestled for Beuglas. He was captain of the team his senior year, helping the Panthers to the dual and traditional state championships. He placed third at state as a junior and senior and signed with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
McKee helped Archer win back-to-back dual and traditional state championships the last two seasons.
McKee was named the 2012 Gwinnett County and National Wrestling Coaches Association assistant coach of the year.
THE MCKEE FILE
Name: Kyle McKee
New position: Head wrestling coach at North Gwinnett
Former position: Assistant wrestling coach at Archer
Education: Graduated from Parkview in 2004, graduated from University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Background: Wrestled four years at Parkview, compiling a 100-17 career record; placed third at state meet in 2003 and 2004; was captain of the wrestling team his senior year, helping the Panthers to the dual and traditional state championships; three-year starter at linebacker in football; signed wrestling scholarship with University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; helped Archer to back-to-back dual and traditional state championships the last two season; named 2012 Gwinnett County and National Wrestling Coaches Association assistant coach of the year