Eleven More Sign on to Wrestle at Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College head wrestling coach Cy Wainwright announced today the addition of 11 more wrestlers for the 2013-14 inaugural season. Benjamin Keenan, Philip Burrows, Sean Cahill, David Castro, Chris Jackson, Joery Jeanty, Mikel Nelson, Robert Parland, Jacob Ralph, Joe Russo and De'eante Salaam have agreed to wrestle for the Cobras. The addition of these 11 wrestlers brings the recruiting class to 34 for the program's first season.

Keenan is a local product who attended Hartsville High School in Hartsville, S.C.

Burrows is from Clover High School in York, S.C.

Cahill hails from Shawnee High School in Medford Lakes, N.J.

Castro is a transfer from Lakeland College in Manville, N.J.

Jackson joins Coker from Emerald High School in Greenwood, S.C.

Jeanty is from Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, Fla.

Nelson is a Myrtle Beach, S.C., resident. He attended Socastee High School.

Parland joins Coker from University Christian High School in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ralph is from Stafford, Va., and attended North Stafford High School.

Russo hails from Springstead High School in Springhill, Fla.

Salaam is from St. James High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.