Tommy Edgmon has been named the new wrestling coach at Newton High School Tuesday by Newton USD 373 district activities director Brian Engelken.

Edgmon succeeds Jack Thaw, who held the post for one season in his second tenure.

Edgmon was an assistant coach at Hays High School. He also served as a graduate assistant at the Kelly Center at Fort Hays State University, which offers student and staff counseling and support services.

Edgmon holds a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State in secondary education as well as health and human performance. He also holds a master's degree in health and human performance.

Edgmon was a four-year letterwinner at Fort Hays State, where he was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American, a two-time NCAA Division II national runner-up and a four-time NCAA national qualifier.

He is a native of Goddard, where he was a three-time state champion. He also won a junior national title.

Edgmon also will teach physical education, health and fitness at Newton.

Edgmon inherits a team that finished 9-5 in dual meets, 5-1 in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I duals. Newton was second at the Class 5A regional tournament and seventh at state.

Newton looks to return four state qualifier, including a state champion.