Thompson Signs as First Wrestler in 2013-14 Class

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College head men's wrestling coach Cy Wainwright has announced his first signing for the inaugural season. Kevin Thompson has signed a national letter of intent and will be joining the Cobras beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

"Kevin is an outstanding wrestler and person," Wainwright said. "He comes from a great family and high school program, and we are thrilled he has committed to Coker. I am expecting big things out of him from day one."

Thompson comes to Coker from Eastside High School in Covington, Ga. He is a four-year letterwinner in wrestling, totaling 208 career wins. Thompson went undefeated his senior season with a perfect 64-0 record, capturing the state championship at 145 pounds. Along with the state title he won three region titles, two sectional titles and been named a National High School Coaches Association All-American. Thompson also lettered in cross country.

Kevin is the son of Kevin and Joann Thompson.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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