Also in the Observer: Matanzas installs new lights in gym; College offers, signees and commitments.
Flagler Palm Coast's wrestling team announced the hiring of assistant coach Eric Luke on Tuesday, June 11, via the Bulldogs wrestling team's Facebook page. Luke was a three-time state qualifier and two-time state placer in high school. He was a former Division I wrestler at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where he was a two-time University Greco-Roman All-American. He is also a former professional MMA fighter and a Bellator MMA veteran.
Luke coached multiple high school state champions, placers and qualifiers at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina. He was also a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater.
"Coach Luke will be a great asset working with our lighter weights and our youth program," FPC wrote in a Facebook post. "He brings years of high level wrestling knowledge and experience along with a hard working attitude!:
Let there be light!
Matanzas Athletics Director Zach Rigney announced that the school is currently in the process of installing new LED lighting in the Pirates' basketball gym. "Our lights meet NCAA standards!" Rigney tweeted on on Monday, June 10.
College offers, signees and commitments
- Matanzas wrestlers Caleb Bower and Josh Bower announced that they are committed to wrestling for Simpson College. Josh Bower is a two-time state qualifier and Caleb Bower is a one-time state qualifier.
- FPC 2020 football players Devon Conkrite and Donovan Montoyo announced that they received scholarship offers from Jacksonville University. Conkrite is a starter along the offensive line for the Bulldogs and Montoyo is the team's starting quarterback.