Jeff Karam is going to have to make room in his trophy case.
The Bethlehem Catholic head wrestling coach collected two honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently.
The NWCA named Karam its Pennsylvania Coach of the Year.
There’s more. Karam also won Coach of the Year in the NWCA’s Section 2, which includes Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio Virginia and West Virginia.
Becahi went 17-0 in duals last season, winning the EPC, District 11 3A and PIAA 3A dual-meet championships.
The Golden Hawks won the Tony Iasiello/Christmas City Tournament, came in second at Escape the Rock, finished fifth at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament, and took sixth at the Beast of the East.
Individually, Becahi had four state medalists, including a state champion in freshman Nathan Desmond (106), a state runner-up in freshman Cole Campbell (113), and two third-places in freshman Kollin Rath (132) and Tyler Kasak (138). The Golden Hawks finished second as a team at the D-11, Northeast Region and state individual tournaments.
The NWCA New Jersey coach of the year is Sean Smyth from Mount Olive, who won the Group 5 championship.
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