Campbell County Schools would like to congratulate Coach Mike Bankemper on an outstanding career both as a wrestler at Campbell County High School and Northern Kentucky University as well as a coach for Campbell County High School Wrestling for the past 42 years.
During his time as coach, his team came in 1st in the Northern KY Athletic Conference 24 times and second 8 times. In regional wrestling, his team has won Region 18 times and has come in second 15 times. At the state level, his teams have taken 1st place, 4 times, 2nd place five times and has placed in the Top 10 29 times.
Individual wrestler accomplishments during his tenure include:
State Champions – 27
State Finalist – 59
State Placers- 191
High School All Americans – 10
NCAA Division I Wrestlers- 7
During his time as coach, Mr. Bankemper has received the following coaching awards:
Northern KY Sports Hall of Fame
Northern KY Athletic Directors Hall of Fame
KY Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame
2-time National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) “Coach of the Year” Finalist- 2007, 2013
NHSACA “Coach of the Year” 2016
National Wrestling Coaches Association Region 4 “Coach of the Year” 2004
3-time Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association (KYWCA) Coach of the Year- 90, 91 and 94
Congratulations on your outstanding career and thank you for all you have done for CCHS Wrestling!