Black new Bulldog wrestling coach

Crestview wrestling

Two Crestview wrestlers lock up to gain an advantage during wrestling practice Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 18:53 PM.

CRESTVIEW — There has been little continuity in Crestview’s wrestling program the last few years.

Jeff Fowler — a fixture almost a decade as the Bulldog wrestling coach — built the program from the ground up. Since his departure at the 2008-2009 season’s end, the coaching position has been a revolving door.

First-year coach Andrew Black hopes to end the constant upheaval and return the program to Fowler-era stability.

Black has a wrestling background that should help him in his new job.

“I wrestled two years at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., for Coach Joe Dasaro, so I’ve been around the wrestling circuit before,” he said. “I haven’t been a head coach, but I have volunteered and helped out with Grissom wrestling.

Black, also a Crestview football team assistant coach, jumped at the opportunity to run his own team when Bulldog athletic director and head football coach Kevin Pettis offered him the job.



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