Gerald Winnard

Gerald Winnard began his coaching career in 1979 at Plainview High School in Ardmore and led his team to a third-place finish at the Oklahoma state tournament in 1981. He then coached at Davis High School and later became head coach at Ardmore High School. Winnard led Ardmore to a third-place finish at the Oklahoma state tournament in 2002 and coached four state champions, two state runners-up, multiple state-placers and 14 state qualifiers. He was named Oklahoma Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year and twice coached the Oklahoma Senior National team. Winnard also worked as a referee for 10 years. On the mat, he was a two-time Oklahoma state high school champion for U.S. Grant High School, going 30-0 and being named Outstanding Wrestler of the state tournament in 1967. He was a Big Eight champion for Oklahoma State and helped the Cowboys win NCAA titles in 1968 and 1971. Winnard’s brother, Larry, received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award in 2009.


Lifetime Service to Wrestling

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