Head Coach: Jimmy Metzinger
Coach Metzinger enters his fifth year as head wrestling coach at Manteo High School. He graduated from Bunn High School in 2005 where he was an All-Conference performer in wrestling and baseball. Beginning his wrestling career as a freshman he wrestled a wide range of weight classes through his career (140, 145, 160, 189). Metzinger was a 2A east regional qualifier his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years and was a state qualifier as a Senior in the 189 lb weight class. He finished his career with an 85-67 record after finishing his senior year at 37-7. Metzinger finished his wrestling career with 448 team points, 57 career falls (30 his senior year), 84 takedowns, and 73 reversals.
Following high school Metzinger went on to play collegiate baseball at Barton College where he earned Bachelor degrees in Business Management and Mathematics graduating in 2009. In 2010 Metzinger obtained the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and obtained Titleist Performance Institute’s certification as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. In 2011 Metzinger earned a Master of Science Degree in Biomechanics from East Carolina University.
Assistant Coach: Casey Winstead
Coach Casey Winstead enters his fifth year as an assistant wrestling coach at MHS.