Adam Marullo, left, talks strategy with Chris Brock during a match last year. Marullo has been named new head coach of Fort Mill wrestling.

Longtime assistant coach Adam Marullo has been named the new head wrestling coach for the Fort Mill varsity wrestling program. 

Marullo, 43, has been an assistant wrestling coach at Fort Mill for the past 18 seasons under head coach Chris Brock, who announced his resignation recently after 23 years at the helm. He becomes only the fourth head coach in program history.

“It’s an honor,” Marullo said. “I am super excited. I have been working with the guys for so long. I feel like myself and Coach Brock are on the same page as far as goals. The goal is to win another state title. We got to keep things moving forward. There’s only one direction and that’s forward.” 

Originally from New York, Marullo started with the Fort Mill program in 2005. He moved to South Carolina and worked in Summerville area for a year before moving to Fort Mill and started as an assistant with the Fort Mill program. 

Marullo has been the head JV coach for the past 17 seasons for Fort Mill and has seen tremendous success at that level. He also teaches at the high school so it should be a seamless transition for him and the program. 

“I know Coach Brock supported me,” he said. “He was in my corner for getting the job. I think it helps having a familiar face. The kids were really excited and the parents seem to be very supportive. They know a whole lot is not going to change.”

Marullo said the coaching staff will stay the same as they are all returning from last year‘s team.

“That is awesome,” he said. “That says a lot about the program.” 

Marullo is also an assistant football coach at Fort Mill and will be helping with spring football practice in May, but afterward he will be giving up his duties with the football program and concentrate on wrestling moving forward. 

Mac Banks:, @fortprep