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Myers Park High School wrestling coach, Ricky “Rick” Stack, was honored this past weekend in Chapel Hill, NC with recognition that few from the Charlotte-area have ever received.  Stack was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame during the North Carolina chapter’s banquet on May 17th, along with six other honorees from the state.

A North Carolina native, Coach Stack wrestled for Coach Bruce Hardin at Olympic High School where he was a two-time state qualifier and member of a team that finished 2nd in the 1973 state tournament.  He then went to Appalachian State University as a member of the wrestling team from 1974 to 1977.  Coach Stack began his coaching career at Charlotte Catholic from 1977-1980 before moving to Charlotte Country Day where he coached until 1999.  From 1999, Coach Stack had coached at Providence and has currently been the head wrestling coach at Myers Park high school since 2007.

Coach Stack has an incredible coaching career of 417 wins and 167 losses.  He has coached 4 national prep all-Americans.  He was selected as the CISAA conference “coach of the year” multiple times and won 7 state championships while at Charlotte Country Day.  Stack was named Mecklenburg County Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1993.  In 1991, Stack was recognized as Coach of the Year for all sports by the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association.  And in 1986, after an undefeated season, he was presented the prestigious Carl Bolick Award by Charlotte Country Day School.

Beyond the mat, Coach Stack is an outstanding educator and was named Charlotte Country Day teacher of the year in 1992.  Many in leadership of communities and corporations in Charlotte trace their early lessons learned back to Coach Stack.

Lastly, the new Myers Park High School wrestling room, nearly complete, will soon be named in honor of Coach Stack!

Well done!