Bulldog wrestling coach sets high bar; says program 'back on the map'

Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 05:50 PM.

"He's a junior now and he's someone I'd look out for. Heavyweight is all the way up to 285, and he's only weighing about 235 or 240. We're all excited to see how he's going to match up against the bigger guys from around the Panhandle."

Even with a relatively young squad, Black doesn't shy away from his quest for excellence.

"My expectations are state," he said. "I don't want to say that being cocky, but if you set higher goals, I think you can reach them. I tell them they are students first and then athletes.

"In the classroom, I expect A's and in wrestling I expect state. I feel you should really set your goals high.

"If you don't set your goals high, you are settling for mediocrity." 

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at randyd@crestviewbulletin.com, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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