Terry Alley has retired and Jake Gentzler has moved on to college, but both were recently honored at the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association's annual banquet.
Alley received the Class 5A Coach of the Year Award and Gentzler received 5A Senior Wrestler of the Year.
Both helped the Jaguars win their first state title in wrestling last spring.
For Gentzler, it was the end of a remarkable high school wrestling career at ACHS. He was a three-time state champion and a state runner-up. He was a four-time regional champion and twice was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the regional tournament. He compiled a 149-10 record while competing in three weight classes: 112, 119 and 125 pounds.
Gentzler went 39-1 as a senior. He won the Douglass Goodwill tournament, the Clearwater Tournament, the Holton Tournament, the Baldwin Tournament, the Rose Hill Tournament, the Regional Tournament and the State Tournament. He is currently wrestling for Arizona State University.
Alley has coached high school wrestling in Kansas since 1974. He has been a head coach at Bluestem High School, Andover High School, Augusta High School, and Andover Central High School. During his career, Coach Alley has influenced over 962 Kansas wrestlers who have gone on to win 10 Collegiate All-American Awards and four National Championships.
He led Andover Central to an undefeated 2010-11 season winning the AVCTL Division II League, 5A Regional and 5A State Championships. During the season, his team won the Douglass Goodwill Tournament, the Augusta Invitational, the Clearwater Invitational, the Holton Invitational, and the Baldwin Invitational. Andover Central was also KWCA Firstt Team Academic All-State team for 5A.
Alley has been named the KWCA Coach of the Year three times, Regional Coach of the Year, the Kansas Association of Wrestling Officials Coach of the Year three times, and the National Wrestling Coaches Association) Region 6 Coach of the Year. He has coached 81 state placers, and 30 state champions. His final dual record was 273-146. Alley officially retired from teaching in May 2011 and is currently selling real estate for Mark Sudduth Realty in Augusta, Kansas.