Rowan College at Gloucester County

Former RCGC Wrestling Coach Mike Lamb Elected to Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame
Date: 1/23/2017
Location: Deptford, NJ

Former Gloucester County College wrestling coach and All-American standout Michael Lamb has been elected to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of the Fame, the Hall of Fame’s Executive Committee has announced.

Lamb will be one of 13 inductees who will be honored in an induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Auletto’s Sunset Ballroom in Almonesson, NJ.

Lamb has enjoyed a lengthy history of success in local wrestling ranks, including at GCC/RCGC.

An AAU World Schoolboy Freestyle champ in Mexico City as an 8th grader, Lamb was in the starting lineup at Highland Regional High School a year later and compiled a career record of 100-12-4. A four-time District 30 champ, Lamb also was a two-time Region 8 champion and placed fourth in the state as a senior.

An All-American at Gloucester County College, Lamb finished third in the nationals with a 33-2 record. He went on to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill after GCC and was a three-year starter and two-time Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up.

Lamb coached seven years (5 years as head coach) at GCC, posting an 86-3 career record. GCC won five national championships and seven Mid-Atlantic District titles. An NJCAA National Coach of the Year twice, he coached five individual national champions and 42 All-Americans.

He also served as head coach at Sterling High School 2003-2008 in compiling a 76-60 record.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame for my career accomplishments,” Lamb said recently. “Gloucester County College offered me great opportunities both as a wrestler and as a coach, and we enjoyed a lot of success along the way. I am forever grateful for my affiliation with the college.”

The former GCC coach was also elected to the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009 and into RCGC’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

“We are proud to learn of Mike’s election to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame – he is a well-deserving candidate,” said Brian Rowan, RCGC Executive Director for Athletics. “Mike has been a great contributor to RCGC wrestling both as an athlete and a coach, and he has helped the program enjoy national success over the past three decades.”

 

 

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