The Balmeceda Era

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Victor Balmeceda 

Assistant Coach SDHS (1994-1996)

Intern Head Coach SDHS (1997)

Head Coach SDHS (1997- Present)

Championships

Florida High School State Champions

"1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020"

(7 Consecutive)

Florida High School State Runners-Up

"1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012"

Regional Champions

"1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020" (7 Consecutive)

Florida High School Dual Meet State Champions

2018, 2019, 2020

Florida High School State Champions as "Assistant Coach"

"1995, 1996"

District Champions

"1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020" (19 Consecutive)

Greater Miami Athletic Conference Champions

"1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020" (10 Consecutive)

Career Dual Meet Record as Head Coach

 

"1997- 2020"

   

    (416 - 22)   

 

 

 

Team State Championships as Head Coach: 15

Individual State Champions as Head Coach: 65  "in 24 years"

Individual State Placers as Head Coach: 102

Individual National Champions as Head Coach: 19

Individual High School All Americans as Head Coach: 83

Individual College Level National Champions: 10

Individual College Level All Americans: 17

 

National Coaching Honors

 

2020- NHSACA "National Coach of the Year Finalist"

2017-  Wrestling USA Magazine "National Coach of the Year"

2015-  National Federation of High School Sectional "Coach of the Year"

2014- National Wrestling "Hall of Fame" Florida Chapter "Lifetime Service to Wrestling"

2013-  Wrestling USA Magazine "Florida Man of the Year"

2008-  Southeast Regional  "Coach of the Year"

2003-  Wrestling USA Magazine "National Scholastic Coach of the Year"

2003-  Southeast Regional  "Coach of the Year"

2000-  Southeast Regional  "Coach of the Year"

2000-  Wrestling USA Magazine "National Coach of the Year" (1st Runner-Up)

1996-  NWCA National "Assistant Coach of the Year" (Amateur Wrestling News)

1996-  Wrestling USA Magazine "National Assistant Coach of the Year"

 

Florida Coaching Honors

2019- Dairy Farmer's 3A "Coach of the Year"

2019- Miami-Dade County Public Schools Athletic Foundation "Coach of the Year"

2018- Dairy Farmer's 3A "Coach of the Year"

2017- Dairy Farmer's 3A "Coach of the Year"

2016- National Federation of High School  "Florida Coach of the Year"

2016- Dairy Farmer's 3A "Coach of the Year"

2015- National Federation of High School "Florida Coach of the Year"

2015- Dairy Farmers Florida "Coach of the Year" All Class

2015- Dairy Farmers 3A "Coach of the Year"

2014- National Wrestling "Hall of Fame" Florida Chapter "Lifetime Service to Wrestling"

2014- The Miami Herald "Co-Coach of the Year" ALL SPORTS

2014- Dairy Farmers 3A "Coach of the Year"

2008- Dairy Farmers 3A "Coach of the Year"

2008- Dairy Farmers Florida "Coach of the Year" All Class

2003- Dairy Farmers 3A "Coach of the Year"

2000- The Miami Herald "Coach of the Year " ALL SPORTS

13x Miami Herald "Wrestling Coach of the Year"

 

(2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019) "8 consecutive years"

Ending the Streak.......

On January 5th at exactly 9:02 pm the South Dade Buccaneers ended the longest winning streak in sports history defeating Brandon High School 32-28. Brandon HS had a 459 match win streak and had not been defeated in 34 years.

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