The MSD of Martinsville on Thursday, October 27, 2017, approved the hiring of Briar Runyan as wrestling coach at Martinsville High School.
Briar Runyan was approved as Head Wrestling Coach after serving as assistant the past three years. Briar is a 2009 Martinsville High School graduate who completed his high school career with a record of 139-10, IHSAA State Champion in 2009, IHSAA State Runner Up in 2008, Indiana Wrestler of the Year, and three time All American. After high school, Briar wrestled at West Point at the United State Military Academy. This past fall, Briar was selected as team member for the USA Beach Wrestling Team and competed in Turkey for Team USA. Briar is also very active in youth wrestling and runs the Martinsville Wrestling Club.