Benny Coleman

A two-time national champion and four-time All-American at the University of Central Oklahoma, Benny Coleman has served as Choctaw High School head wrestling coach since 1987.

Compiling an overall record of 397-98, he has led Choctaw to six state tournament championships, five dual state championships and three academic state championships.

He has coached four three-time state champions and one four-time champ, his son Zane Coleman.

Long before Oklahoma officially sponsored girls wrestling, Coleman helped Becka Leathers achieve international success, including a bronze medal in the 2017 World Championships.

In 2023, he coached Oklahoma’s first four-time girls state champion, Payton Hand.


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