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Wrestling: Central head coach Jeremiah Walker to step down
Forsyth Central wrestling coach Jeremiah Walker celebrates the Bulldogs' team title at the Region 5-7A traditional wrestling tournament on Feb. 2, 2019 at North Forsyth High School. - photo by Ian Frazer

Forsyth Central head wrestling coach Jeremiah Walker is stepping down from that position, he said on Monday evening.

"It is a decision that was not easy, but with life-changing personal and professional endeavors upcoming, it is ultimately the best decision for my family," Walker wrote in an email. 

Walker had been the Bulldogs' head coach since 2013, and this past season was one of the program's best ever. Central entered the Region 5-7A duals as the top seed, and while the Bulldogs failed to win that competition, they bounced back to take first in the region traditional tournament, with six wrestlers winning individual titles at that event. The victory gave the school its first team region title as a member of Class 7A. The Bulldogs proceeded to finish seventh overall at the state traditional tournament, where they place five wrestlers individually.

The Bulldogs had an overall record of 143-71 in duals during Walker's time as head coach. A replacement has yet to be named.