Your Navy Coaches

Cary Kolat (Head Wrestling Coach)

As A Competitor

  • Two-time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion at Lock Haven University (1996 & 1997)
  • Four-time NCAA Division 1 All-American (Penn State & Lock Haven
  • Three-time World Cup wrestling gold medalist (1998, 1999 & 2000)
  • Two-time Pan American Games gold medalist (1999 & 2000)
  • Competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney
  • Three-time U.S. Open wrestling champion (1997, 1999, & 2000)
  • Member of U.S. National Team (1991 – 2002)

As A Coach

  • Associate Head Coach at the University of North Carolina, 2010-2014
  • Head Coach at Campbell University (2014-2020)
  • Won three Southern Conference Championships in four years (2017, 2019 & 2020)
  • Sent a school record 6 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships twice during his tenure (2019 & 2020). Coached Campbell University’s first All-American (Nathan Kraisser, 2017)
  • Named Southern Conference Coach of the Year (2017)
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