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
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.”