May hired to start KW wrestling program

By Steve Sell
April 16, 2015
KW Sports Information

SALINA — Kansas Wesleyan University of the KCAC has added three sports.

The Salina school will be offering men’s and women’s bowling as well as wrestling as it now offers 23 sports.

The addition of bowling was announced last week, but the wrestling program was added on Wednesday and the school has turned to longtime coach Jimmy May to get it started.

May started Baker University’s program back in 2009 and coached until 2013 when he retired.

But he missed being a head coach and KW moved quickly to hire him.

May has a lengthy resume, including 31 years as a high school coach in Nevada and also was an assistant at the collegiate level at UNLV. He’s a member of four wrestling Hall of Fames.

Wesleyan will wrestle a limited schedule in 2015-16, opting to start full-time in 2016-17. When May was at Baker, his squad size numbered close to 70, so the addition of the sport should bring in considerable revenue to the school.

Bethany and Ottawa are the other KCAC schools with wrestling programs.