Guthrie names Jadon Davenport head wrestling coach

Guthrie names Jadon Davenport head wrestling coach

The Guthrie High School wrestling program has a new head man.

Jadon Davenport was approved as the Bluejays head coach Monday evening at the Board of Education meeting.

Davenport is a recent graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Industrial Safety.

The 24-year-old wrestled at Sallisaw High School where he earned three state titles while piling up a 115-11 career record on the mat. Davenport finished his high school career as an All-State recognition. Along with his prowess on the mat, he was a three-year starter and All-District pick in football and two-year starter in baseball for the Black Diamonds.

Following a career ending injury at UCO, Davenport served as an assistant wrestling and football coach at Edmond Memorial High School.

“I want to thank Athletic Director Jon Chappell for his work in the selection process,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson said. “Finding someone with the success at the sport that Mr. Davenport has enjoyed will certainly be a benefit to our student athletes.”

Davenport takes over for Justin Stevens, who stepped down this past season.

“I want to thank Coach Stevens for his service as our head coach over the past seven years. Fortunately, he will still be on our teaching staff,” Simpson said.

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