Northland hires Brandon Ballard as head wrestling coach

​Northland Community & Technical College has hired Brandon Ballard as its head wrestling coach. Ballard, a native of Glen Burnie, Md., is the second head coach since Northland reinstated wrestling in 2013 after a 43-year absence. He replaced Scott DCamp, who guided the team from 2013-22.

Ballard previously served as head coach at the Panda Wrestling Alliance in Milton, Fla., from 2021-2022. Ballard was also the head coach at University of Maryland Baltimore County from 2019-2021, where he coached eight national qualifiers and one All-American at the NCWA National Championships.

Ballard began his coaching career at his alma mater in 2015 at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Md. He has led over a dozen kids to the state tournament at the high school level while also coaching multiple junior league athletes to state titles.

Ballard began his wrestling journey in 2008 as a freshman at North County High School. He was a four-year starter and finished his high school career in 2012 by winning a state championship. On the football field, Ballard was a two-time All-County and All-Metro selection and was selected All-State as a senior. He also earned two varsity letters in track. Continue reading at →