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     Jamill Kelly
    Jamill Kelly

    Assistant Coach

    3rd season

    Alma Mater:
    Oklahoma State '00


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    Jamill Kelly was named an assistant coach at NC State in 2012. A silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, he brings a wealth of experience as well as personal accomplishments to the Wolfpack wrestling program. Kelly traveled to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and served as part of the support staff for USA Wrestling.

    Following the 2013 campaign, Kelly was named as the Social Media Assistant Coach of the Year by Elite Level Sport Marketing (ELSM) and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

    At NC State following their first campaign, Kelly and the NC State wrestling staff signed a top-rated recruiting class in the spring of 2013. The Pack's signees were ranked: No. 4 according to D1collegewrestling, No. 10 by both WIN Magazine and InterMat, No. 13 by the Open Mat/AWN and No. 14 by Flo Wrestling. NC State made it two-for-two with a nationally ranked recruiting class in 2014, cited No. 19 by FloWrestling, No. 20 by, and No. 25 by InterMat.

    In 2014, NC State produced its sixth individual national champion, as redshirt-sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski plowed through the NCAA field, winning five straight matches and defeating the No. 1 seed in the tournament, two-time NCAA champion Minnesota's Tony Nelson, to win the title.

    Kelly wrestled for Oklahoma State and was a two-year starter as well as team captain. He finished second at the 2000 Big 12 Conference championships.

    In 2004, Kelly won the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials wrestling at 66kg (145.5 lbs) to represent the U.S. at the Olympics in Athens, Greece.

    Prior to arriving at NC State, Kelly was as an assistant coach at California-Poly, helping the Mustangs send four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, two of which earned All-America honors.

    Kelly has a great deal of coaching experience, having served as coach for the U.S. Junior World Freestyle Team in 2007, U.S. Freestyle Tour Team in 2006, and also assisted with many other junior-level teams while in Massachusetts.

    Other coaching positions for Kelly include assistant coach at Harvard and also head coach of Dallas Dynamite Wrestling Club in Texas.

    Kelly began his coaching career as head coach of the Cowboy Wrestling Club in Stillwater, Okla., helping with the development of the club as well as more than 100 area youth.

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