Elma’s Kevin Pine is new GHC Women’s Wrestling coach

A Grays Harbor native was selected as the new Grays Harbor College Women’s Wrestling coach.

Photo by Jim Thrall

GHC announced that former Elma resident Kevin Pine has been named as the new head wrestling coach for the GHC women’s wrestling program.

Pine takes over from previous head coach, Zhang Fan, who took a position as the women’s wrestling program at Simpson University in Redding, CA.

Pine grew up in Elma and has been residing in Las Vegas, NV since 2006.  

Preciously, Pine coached the Elma High School wrestling team, as well as coach at Central Washington University and other teams.

Pine told the college that he is excited to move back to the area.


  • Washington State Champion 86 / 3x State Placer
  • 4x Canadian National Placer / ‘88 Canadian National Greco Roman Champion
  • 1994 NAIA All-American at Central Washington U. (5th place)
  • 10x Masters Freestyle National Champion/ 7x Masters Greco Roman National Champion
  • 7x Veteran/Masters World Medalist, 2018 Veteran World Champion 88kg


  • 1995-2001 Central Washington U. – 20 All American wrestlers at the National Championships (NAIA & NCAA II).
  • 2001-2002 Shelton HS Wrestling Coach
  • 2002 – 2006 Elma HS Wrestling Coach, hosted first girls dual at EHS in state
  • 2008-2019 Palo Verde HS, Las Vegas, NV Youth, Volunteer, Assistant Coach
  • 2015 – 2019 Team Nevada National Team Coach, has helped develop girls wrestling in the state of Nevada. The state has had 6 Fargo All Americans in the last two years as well as 3 Cadet World Team Members for 2018 and 3 Pan American qualifiers in 2019.