National High School Coaches Association

Jack Spates Bio


Retired Wrestling Coach
University of Oklahoma 


Coaching Honors Include:

National Coach of the Year
Big 12 Coach of the Year
Eastern Coach of the Year
New York Coach of the Year
New York Wrestling Man of the Year
Smithtown High School Hall of Fame
Slippery Rock University Hall of Fame
New York Wrestling Hall of Fame
Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame


Coaching Accomplishments Include:
US Military Academy West Point - Head Assistant Coach
Helped lead team to its only Eastern Championship ever & its highest NCAA Finish (13th)

Cornell University - Head Coach
Five consecutive Ivy League Championships
Two Eastern Collegiate Championships (Cornell's 1st title in 35 years)
NCAA finishes of 20th, 15th, 10th

University of Oklahoma - Head Coach
Took a team out of the Nation's top 20 to six top four NCAA finishes in the last seven years and four top three finishes in the last five years
Two Big 12 Championships


Athletic Honors Include:
High School:
New York State Wrestling Champion

Four-time Conference Champion
College National Champion
NCAA Runner-up
118 wins - 8 losses

Mat Snacks: Wrestling Stories to Feed the Spirit and Tickle the Funny Bone


Speaking Experience Include:
Civic Groups
New York State Athletic Directors Convention
Con Edison
Frito Lay/Oklahoma Sales Force
Frito Lay/District Managers and Vice Presidents in a tri-state area