Thorpe named National Coach of the Year
August 11, 2021
By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era
Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe has been named National Coach of the Year for boys wrestling by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
The announcement, made July 30, marked the first time a Sweet Home coach has received the honor. Thorpe was named the Section 8 Coach of the Year, for eight western states, in 1999 by the organization, but this is the first time he's won the national award.
In 25 years as head coach at Sweet Home, Thorpe has won six state championships, finished second six times and finished third or fourth in six other years.
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