Kelly Revells Bio
Coach Revells became the head wrestling coach at Limestone College in 2014. Since his time at Limestone College the program has finished as high as 14th in the country. The program has also achieved new highs academically. The Saints have had 3 All Americans , 1 National Champion, 5 NCAA National Qualifiers, 15 Academic All Americans and 2 First Team Academic All Americans. The Saints have also achieved new highs academically finishing 5th in the Country in D2 with a 3.32 GPA in 2017.
Revells joined the Saints from nearby Newberry College in July of 2014 where he served as the head assistant wrestling coach since August of 2005 and head men’s and women’s cross country coach since August of 2012.
A native of South Carolina, Revells has helped lead Newberry wrestling to a number of impressive accomplishments, highlighted by 30 All-Americans, 12 Academic All-Americans, a 2009 NCAA Division II Team National Runner-Up and three individual national champions.
Also among the achievements during his time are six straight top eight NCAA Championship finishes (2008-13), six consecutive Super Region 1 Championships (2008-13), a pair of individual national runners-up, four NWCA National Duals Runner-Up (2009-10, 2012, 2014) and the 15th highest team GPA in NCAA Division II in 2014. The latter also ranked as the highest team GPA in program history at 3.086.
As part of his duties, Revells was also responsible for all aspects of team practices, coordinating weight lifting sessions with the Strength & Conditioning staff, reviewing individual performances and conducting individual workouts for the 125, 133, 141, 149 and 157-pound weight classes.
In his role as cross country coach he produced a pair of Capital One Academic All-District selections, three Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award honorees, a South Atlantic Conference First-Team selection and was responsible for all facets of the program.
Prior to joining Newberry, Revells was the assistant wrestling coach at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California from January 2000 through May 2002. In that time he was directly responsible for all practices, preseason and postseason training activities as well as recruiting student-athletes from South Carolina.
He has also served as a coach at a number of camps, including his own from 2006-14 and Newberry Wrestling Camp (2005-14) in addition to serving as the head track & field coach at Herlong High School (Herlong, Calif.) from 2004-06.
Revells coaching career was set up by an accomplished collegiate cross country, track and wrestling career at Lassen Community College and Division I Eastern Illinois. While at Lassen he helped the Cougars to a pair of National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships (1996, 1997) while earning an individual national title as a sophomore in 1997. He also competed in cross country and track & field for LCC before moving to Eastern Illinois.
While with the Panthers he was an NCAA Division I National Qualifier in 1998 and 2000 and was a Top-12 Finisher as a senior. Revells also helped EIU to an East Region Conference Championship (1998) and a West Region Conference Championship (2000).
As a member of the Summerville High School wrestling team he was a South Carolina State Champion (1994, 1995), State Runner-Up (1993) and South Carolina State Team Champions (1992, 1993). With the track team, he was the State Runner-Up in 800-meters in 1995, a year after helping to lead the Green Wave to a state title.
Revells currently holds an Associates of Arts in General Studies from Lassen Community College (1999) and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration from Ashford University (2010). Additionally, he is a graduate of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Coaching Leadership Academy (2012) and has been a member of the NWCA since 2005.