• Head Coach- Tyler Countryman

    Email-tncountryman@bcbe.org

    Coach Countryman has been a head wrestling coach for 11 years. Spending 6 years as the first Montgomery Catholic wrestling coaching overseeing two state champions and 15 medalists. Next spending a year at Smiths Station Junior High and Stanhope Elmore High. At Stanhope he produced one state finalist and two other state medalist. Following his one year as head coach at Stanhope Elmore he was hired to be the second wrestling coach in the short history of the Gulf Shores program. This would be the first year of postseason wrestling for the Dolphins. 

    2015-2016 Gulf Shores Wrestling Season

    In the second season of wrestling at the school the county expanded from the original two teams of only Gulf Shores and Foley to include Baldwin County High, Daphne and Spanish Fort. The Dolphins enjoyed immediate success as they took 4 wrestlers to the state tournament including the first Super South Section Champion(Gage Hudson) south of Montgomery.

    1st year countryman

    2016-2017 Gulf Shores Wrestling Season

    In the third season the team advanced to the second round of the inagural dual state tournament. In the first round Gulf Shores defeated Pell City 54-18 before falling to eventual state champion Oxford High by a score of 37-24. The team placed 3rd in the Super Sectional tournament sending 10 to the state tournament. The team once again preformed well as they produced the first 3 medalists in Gulf Shores History. They included Bailey Roan(3rd) Gage Hudson(3rd) and John Paul Uter(6th) The team placed 9th overall as a team. 

     

    2017-2018 Gulf Shores Wrestling Season 

    Once again the young program found new heights during the 2017-18 season. For the second year in a row the team qualified for the dual state tournament and ran into the eventual champions Oxford. After finishing 2nd in the county and struggling compared to the year prior the team came together at the right time. When sectionals came around the team once again placed third as a team and qualified 10 wrestlers for the state tournament. This year was more of a team effort as there were fewer wrestlers in the finals but more higher placers across the board. The lone champion Gage Hudson would prove his dominance going into the tournament being the lone Section Champion. The following week at the State Tournament Gulf Shores witnessed history as Gage Hudson blew through the bracket to become the first Gulf Shores State Champion in wrestling. Two others placed Brady George(5th) and Will West(6th). Postseason awards soon followed as Gage Hudson took home Gulf Coast Officials Wrestler of the Year and Coach Tyler Countryman won Coach of the Year honors. 

     Gage Hudson State Championship

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