On Monday night, the Guthrie Board of Education approved the hiring of Jadon Davenport as the Wrestling Coach at Guthrie High School. The recommendation came from Dr. Mike Simpson, GPS Superintendent. He replaces Justin Stevens who stepped down at the conclusion of the season.
Davenport is a recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Industrial Safety. He wrestled for the Bronchos until his career was cut short due to an injury. Following his career ending injury, Davenport served as an assistant wrestling and football coach at Edmond Memorial High School. Davenport is a graduate of Sallisaw High School where he earned three state titles for the tradition rich Black Diamond wrestling program.
“I want to thank Coach Stevens for his service as our head coach over the past seven years," Superintendent of Guthrie Public Schools, Dr. Mike Simpson said. "Fortunately, he will still be on our teaching staff. I also want to thank Athletic Director Jon Chappell for his work in the selection process. Finding someone with the success at the sport that Mr. Davenport has enjoyed will certainly be a benefit to our student athletes.”