John Carroll is pleased to announce Keith Runk will take over as the school’s new Head Wrestling Coach. Coach Runk is no stranger to JC; he has been an Assistant Wrestling Coach since 2007, and is the proud father of three graduates: Shannon ’09, Allison ‘12 and Keith ’14.
Coach Runk began wrestling at a young age with the Maryland Junior Wrestling League and also wrestled at Towson High School. As an adult, he has competed in the World Police and Fire Games in Spain, Australia, the U.S. and Canada. He is a four-time medalist in the World Games, including a gold medal win in freestyle wrestling. In 2016, he was inducted into the Maryland Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, under the category of “Outstanding American.”
Outside of wrestling, Coach Runk is also a lacrosse official for both high school and college games, and has officiated numerous NCAA playoff games as well as a Division III Championship game. He currently resides in Harford County with his wife, Merribeth Morisi Runk ’91.