North Hall’s search for a new coach of its wrestling program was quick and it didn’t have to look far for the new man to lead one of the state’s most successful programs.
On Wednesday, Wesley Adams was promoted to become the Trojans’ new coach after David Nichols stepped down from the position Feb. 26, after winning a pair of duals state championships (2018 and 2020) in five seasons atop the program. The news was made public with a press release Thursday from Hall County schools athletics director Stan Lewis.
Adams, also a North Hall High graduate, spent the most recent season as a North Hall assistant, after two years as head coach at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon.
“I’m super excited to be coach at North Hall,” said Adams, who wrestled at Mercer University. “There’s no place I’d rather be. Coach Nichols has done a fantastic job with this program and I can’t wait to get in and put my own stamp on it.”
Adams was successful during his two-year stint at the private school in Macon, where Mount de Sales captured a pair of duals and traditional area championships.
He feels like the pieces are in place for North Hall to have continued success. Under Nichols, the Trojans had nine individual state championships that combined for 12 titles.
Nichols stepped down as wrestling coach to focus on football, where he’s associate varsity coach and works directly with the defensive backs.
In 2021, North Hall won the state team wrestling title on Jan. 30, but later vacated the championship February 19 after the wrestling program self-reported using an ineligible athlete to the Georgia High Schools Association.