Jul 8, 2019
Jerry Winterton compiled an amazing record as a wrestling coach that has drawn both statewide and national attention. A 1973 graduate of Brockport State in New York, Winterton’s record as the head wrestling coach at Cary from 1981 to 2010 is unmatched, although he also coached four years at East Wake and was an assistant at N.C. State University from 1975-77. He also worked as an assistant football coach at Cary for 14 seasons and head tennis coach for four. Winterton’s Cary grapplers won 11 North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament titles and eight dual team championships. His teams also finished as runners-up in those two events on 13 occasions. His overall record during his stint at Cary was an astounding 621-16, with 28 consecutive conference championships and 138 consecutive victories at one point. He coached 42 different individual state champions and has been honored previously by the North Carolina chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.