Jim McCloe's impact went well beyond wrestling
September 08, 2020


We all know the numbers and many accolades have been handed out but there is a lot more to late Waverly Head Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director Jim McCloe than those indicate.

To review: McCloe was a football, wrestling and track star at Waverly and returned to teach and coach in 1975 after an outstanding collegiate career at SUNY Delhi, where he earned a National Junior College Championship in 1971.

In the fall of 1971, McCloe was recruited to wrestle at Division I East Carolina University. While at ECU, he won many titles including being a two-time North Carolina Collegiate Champion; Southern Conference Champion; first and fourth at the prestigious Wilkes Tournament; two-time First Colonies Champion; the Pembroke Open Champion and the Maryland Federation tournament Champion. He was selected to the NCAA East-West All Star Team; and was an NCAA qualifier.