Duncan wins Region 8 'Special Person Award'
CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association presented special awards at its recent regional meetings.
Commissioner Que Tucker and Assistant Commissioner Tra Waters presented the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Awards and the Special Person awards to recipients in each region, which included Mitchell High School head wrestling coach Ed Duncan, who won the “Special Person Award” in Region 8.
Duncan has served as the assistant athletic director and head wrestling coach for Mitchell High School for 14 years. He is the state chairperson for the North Carolina Chapter of USA Wrestling and was instrumental in the inception, planning and execution of the first NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational, which took place in February of 2018, that featured more than 80 female wrestlers in 11 different weight classes.
In addition to numerous other awards and accolades, Duncan has led his teams to eight conference championships, two dual team state championships and has been named the “Coach of the Year” twice by both the Western Highlands Conference and NC Mat News.