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Plant City Observer Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 3 months ago

Crest hires new wrestling coach

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Eddie Woodburn was announced Thursday as the program's new leader.
by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

The biggest question hovering over Strawberry Crest's wrestling program was answered today, as the school announced Eddie "Woody" Woodburn as the new head coach of the Chargers. 

Woodburn, who will also teach history at SCHS, brings a wealth of experience at the high school, collegiate and international levels from Oklahoma to Dover. He was a two-time All-American for Oklahoma State University's wrestling program, won two World Cup bronze medals and was an Olympic alternate twice. He also coached at his alma mater in addition to spending more than two decades coaching at the high school level, and has been heavily involved with the nationally-known J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps for 18 years.

Woodburn replaces C.J. Gittens, who led the Chargers for five years and coached Cullen Telfer to win the school's first-ever wrestling state championship as a freshman in 2015. Assistant coach Will Terry, who has been leading the Charger Wrestling Club over the summer, will remain on Crest's coaching staff.

Justin Kline is the Sports/Associate Editor at the Plant City Observer. He has been covering all things sports-related in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World since 2013.

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