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Head Varsity Coach - Khalil Abdul-Malik

Khalil Abdul-Malik will be starting his first year at Westminster in 2006.  He joins the Wildcat coaching staff after a very successful stint at Norfolk Academy in Virginia.  As the head coach of that program, he saw several of his wrestlers win individual state championships, and in his most recent season, Norfolk Academy won first place at the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools Wrestling Championships.  He was named Virginia Independent School Wrestling Association Coach of the Year in 2000 and was the Tidewater Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2005. 


Abdul-Malik was an accomplished collegiate wrestler at both the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the University of North Carolina.  He competed in the NCAA tournament in 1996 and 1997 for UNC at the 134 and 142 pound weight classes.  In high school, he was selected as the Wrestler of the Year in 1992 by the Washington Post after he finished his career at St. Stephen's-St. Agnes with a 159-7 record and an astonishing 88-match win streak.


After graduating from college, Abdul-Malik spent one season as an assistant wrestling coach at Duke University.  During his year with the Blue Devils, Duke had its best finish at the ACC Tournament in 20 years.


He will teach in the history department during the day and also coach lacrosse in the spring.



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