Calhoun's Mike Stump has been inducted
into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Mike Stump is a 1970 graduate of Calhoun County High where he wrestled under Coaches Don Weaver and Charles “Chuck” Mills, winning the Little Kanawha Conference 115 lb. championship in 1970. He entered the United States Air Force in 1970 and served active duty until 1974.
In 1978, he graduated from Glenville State College and began his career as a teacher and coach in Calhoun County. He organized and coached youth wrestling teams in 1977 throughout the next 10 years.
Mike became the head wrestling coach at Calhoun County High School in 1987, holding that position until his retirement in 2015. During that time, he coached 21 state champions and had 24 state runners-up.
Five of his wrestlers were awarded the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the state wrestling tournaments. His teams have won 10 LKC titles, 10 Regional titles and were state runner-ups in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2015.
For his dedication and coaching success, he was recognized with many awards: the Dix Manning AA/A Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2015, the National Federation of State High School Mideast Sectional Coach of the Year in 2008, the WV Schools Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1998-99, 2008-09, and 2014-15. He was the recipient of the Wayne Underwood Coach of the Year in the LKC in 2009-10.
He was also recognized by the Calhoun Commission for his exemplary career.
In addition, he has served as an assistant and head coach for both the junior high and high school football teams and as an assistant and head coach for the baseball team.
Mike and his wife, Jean of 42 years reside in Chloe, Calhoun County. They are proud parents of one daughter, Michelle and 3 grandsons; Chris, Drue and Evan.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame honors Mike Stump with a "lifetime Service to Wrestling" award, class of 2015.