Coach Mayabb was a member of Cameron High School’s 1978 State Championship Wrestling Team and was the runner-up at 98 pounds.
Coach Mayabb is joined by his wife Dorothy, daughter Breeley, mother Elizabeth Ann Edwards and sister Janet Richards. Coach Mayabb is a 1978 graduate of Cameron High School. Coach Mayabb has been involved in many different facets through the sport of wrestling at all levels throughout his 40-plus year career!
When asked about his greatest Cameron memory, Coach Mayabb explained that it was “watching Charles Scott become our school’s first State Champion. I miss him every day… he was such an outstanding young man. Our friendship changed my life’s course. I became a teach and coach because I saw the impact coaches could make, and being part of a state title team always creates special memories.”
In college, Coach Mayabb was on the wrestling team at the University of Central Missouri, where he was a two-time captain, a two-time NCAA qualifier and the MIAA Conference Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1984. Coach Mayabb went on to qualify to compete in four U.S. Olympic Team Trials (1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992) and was the 1990 U.S. Open Runner-up in Greco-Roman.
Coach Mayabb holds a 335-78-1 combined dual record as the head coach at Oak Park High School and Staley High School. His teams won seven large class state titles, finished runner-up seven times and won five third-place trophies during his head coaching tenure. He coached 43 individual state champions, 143 state medalists and 225 state qualifiers,
Coach Mayabb has coached 16 USA Wrestling Fargo National Champions and 71 USA Wrestling Fargo All-Americans as the Missouri National Team Greco-Roman Coach. Over 50 of Coach’s former student-athletes have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. During his 35 years of coaching in the Kansas Cith area, he was named the state or regional coach of the year through NWCA/MWA/MSHSAA 10 times. More importantly, Coach Mayabb’s “coaching tree” has branched out to include over 90 former high school students that now hold the important role of “Coach” at various levels.
Coach Mayabb is also a national level collegiate-style referee, having worked 16 college national tournaments, including four at the NCAA Div. I level and 12 at the NCAA Div. II level. Also included are 11 Big Ten Championships, not to mention many USA Wrestling state events for the youth of the state of Missouri. Coach Mayabb officiated at the high school level for two years before starting his high school coaching career.
Coach Mayabb is a 12-time USA Wrestling Cadet/Junior/University and Senior World Team Coach. He has travelled to the following countries with USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman World Team: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. The USA Wrestling Gold-Level certified coach earned USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Coach of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2014. Coach Mayabb has been a member of the U.S. Olympic Training Camp Staff in 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2016.
Currently, Coach Mayabb serves as the Manager of Greco-Roman Programs for USA Wrestling, the national governing body of wrestling in the United States, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Please join us in congratulating Coach Gary Mayabb with his 2018 induction into the Cameron Wrestling Hall of Fame.