Greensboro College has named Justin Harty as their next head men’s and women’s wrestling coach. Kevin Birmingham had coached the team from 2019 until shortly after the NCAA tournament where Josh Wilson became highest placewinner in team history. Harty comes to the Pride after five seasons at Northern Guilford High School, a scant 11 miles from the Greensboro Campus. Harty wrestled for the University of North Carolina where he was a four time All-American and 1996 NCAA runner-up. Greensboro will enter their 8th season of wrestling this fall.
March 31, 2022
Greensboro, NC—Greensboro College is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Harty as Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Wrestling programs. Harty has stepped down as head coach at Northern Guilford High School where in 2020 he led the Nighthawks to a NCHSAA State Dual Team Wrestling Championship in just his 3rd season at the school.
During his five-year stint at Northern, the program recorded a 121-15 dual team record while capturing three conference and two regional championship titles. He inherits a Pride program that qualified two men and two women to the 2022 NCAA III national championships. As a team, the Pride men placed 11th out of 20 teams in the NCAA III Southeast Regional Tournament.
A native of South Dakota where he was a three-time All-State wrestler and a state champion discus thrower, Harty has an exceptional pedigree as an athlete and coach. He finished his UNC wrestling career as a four-time NCAA Division I All-American, and was a four-time ACC undefeated champion for the Tar Heels in leading them to four consecutive conference titles. He also earned four NCAA Academic All-America honors. As a student leader, Harty was voted by the UNC student-athletes and coaches to be President of the Monogram Club, which is the voice for all UNC Tar Heel student-athletes on the Athletics Council.