Ronnie Delk to take over Perry wrestling program
It’s been all in the family when it comes to the Perry wrestling program. But for the first time since 1931, a non-Perry graduate is going to lead the team.
Assistant coach Ronnie Delk has been named the Perry coach, replacing Scott Chenoweth. Chenoweth has accepted the superintendent position of Perry Public Schools.
Chenoweth has coached Perry to 12 state championships in his 16 years, and the Maroons have won eight consecutive titles.
Delk was a two-time state champion at Collinsville and was a part of three national championship teams at Oklahoma State. He has been the assistant coach at Perry for the last four years.
To put into context Chenoweth’s contribution, here’s what Chenoweth has done:
Three-time state champion for Perry (1984-86)
Three-time All-American for the University of Nebraska (1989-91)
Head coach of Perry 1996-2011 (16 years)
State Champions – 12 times including last eight in a row
State runner-up – 2 times
3rd place at State – 1 time
Dual State Champions – 11 times including 8 of last 9 years
Dual State runner-up – 3 times
Dual State semi-finalists – 2 times
Academic State Champions – 4 times
Total State Championships won under Chenoweth – 27 (12 State, 11 Dual State and 4 Academic State)
Career Dual Record 263-76
Coached 42 individual state champions and 22 All-State wrestlers.
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