• ACC Coach of the Year (2005, 2006)
• ACC Champions (2005, 2006)
• NCAA Champion (1982)
C.D. Mock, a 1982 Carolina graduate, is in his 12th season as head coach of the University of North Carolina wrestling program. The 2005 and 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, Mock was named head coach on Sept. 30, 2002, and assumed the duties of head coach with the retirement of 30-year veteran Bill Lam following the 2002-03 season.
Mock guided the Tar Heels a 22nd-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships and a 25th-place finish in 2014, the program’s first consecutive top-25 finishes since 1985-97. The performances were highlighted by Evan Henderson, who followed up a 2013 ACC title at 141 pounds with a pair of All-America performances at NCAAs. Henderson finished sixth in 2013 and then fourth in 2014, the best finish for a Tar Heel in 18 years.
Upon his hiring, Mock led an immediate revitalization of the Carolina program by capturing back-to-back ACC titles in 2005-2006. In 2013, the Tar Heels finished 9-6 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, which featured three of the top 25 teams in the country. Carolina also sent five qualifiers to the NCAA Championships, including Henderson. There were four UNC qualifiers at nationals in 2014.
In 2005, Mock guided two-time All-America Evan Sola to a sixth-place finish at 133 pounds, which was good for a 24th-place team finish and UNC’s best final place since 1997.
Mock, who entered 2014-15 with a 97-99-1 dual match record, has scheduled some of the nation's top teams over the last 10 seasons and, along with his staff, has recruited some of the country's top high school talent to Chapel Hill. The 2011-12 and 2012-13 crop of Tar Heel newcomers were rated among the nation's best according to InterMat.
Prior to the 2003-04 season, Mock worked as an assistant coach for Lam for three years and was involved in all aspects of Carolina wrestling. He was an integral part of the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference championship squad.
In 1982, Mock became Carolina's first NCAA champion and was one of the leaders of the Tar Heel team that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships. He finished that season a perfect 35-0 en route to the national title at 134 pounds and also received the prestigious Patterson Medal, which is presented to the UNC senior student-athlete that best demonstrates athletic excellence.
Mock won three ACC titles while at Carolina and was a two-time All-America. He posted a career record of 108-9, good for a .923 winning percentage, which ranks third all-time in Carolina history. He also had a career record of 64-4 in ACC competition.
Mock returned to his alma mater from Newtown, Pa., where he was the president of Equity Consultants Company and the wrestling coach at Council Rock High. In his first season back in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels placed third in the ACC before posting a 14-5 mark and finishing second in the league in the 2001-02 season.
Mock wrestled for four seasons at Council Rock High School, in Newtown, Pa., where he won a state title in his senior season and graduated from Council Rock in 1978.
Mock lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Mickie, a UNC graduate and a former member of the gymnastics team. She currently works for Duke Urgent Care as a physician's assistant. The couple's daughter Chelsea attended culinary school in Italy and is currently a sous chef at Kipos restaurant on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, and their son Corey wrestled at Carolina for two seasons before transferring to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
|Alma Mater:||North Carolina, 1982|