The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced the 2019 winners of the Scholastic Coach of the Year awards for the State, Region, and National levels. Pirate assistant wrestling coach Teague Little received the North Carolina assistant coach of the year award.
His love for Pirate wrestling goes back a few years. Coach Little attended Lumberton High School and was a 3 year letter winner as a Pirate. He was conference champion as a freshman and placed 5th in the state tournament as a sophomore. His junior year, he had a knee injury two weeks before regionals and was unable to compete. Little’s senior year, 07-08 season, he transferred to Parkland Magnet High school in Winston Salem where he won a state championship.
After high school, he wrestled at UNCP for two years. His career was cut short due to a shoulder injury.
During college he was a coach for the Lumberton Seadogs Elementary/Middle school program. He was a student assistant coach to the UNCP wrestling team.
Little is also a Biology teacher at Lumberton Senior High School.
The wrestling team had an outstanding season. Thanks Coach Little for you dedication to the Pirates!