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Sammie Henson out as West Virginia wrestling coach

Paul Schofield
| Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

West Virginia announced Wednesday that wrestling coach Sammie Henson's contract will not be renewed.

That announcement came in a news release from athletic director Shane Lyons.

Henson was 27-39 overall and 5-14 in the Big 12 in four seasons at WVU. The Mountaineers finished 6-7 last season and placed 30th at the NCAA championships.

“I want to thank Coach Henson for his time here leading our wrestling program,” Lyons said in a release. “We will immediately begin a national search to identify our next wrestling coach. I firmly believe WVU can excel in wrestling, and I look forward to our future success.”

Zeke Moisey earned All-American honors at the recently held 2018 NCAA tournament in Cleveland.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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