Position: Head Wrestling Coach
A veteran wrestling coach from Nevada and Missouri, Jimmy May joined the Baker staff in 2008 to develop Wildcats' wrestling program, which began competition in the fall of 2009. In the program's first two seasons, the Wildcats compiled an 11-0 in dual record, finished second in the Kansas Cup, third in the Central Region and 16th in the NAIA National Championships, which qualified them for the prestigious NWCA Cliff Keen National Dual Championships. In the 3rd year of the program, Baker Wresting finished 9th in the NAIA rankings and had 4 NAIA All-Americans, increasing the All-American total to 6 wrestlers in the span of just 3 seasons.
May served the Clark County (Nevada) School District from 1977 to 2008 as athletic director, dean, teacher and coach. He coached in the Nevada high school system for 31 years, along with a two-year stint as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a head wrestling coach at Eldorado High School, May's teams won 18 (4A) Regional Championships and 10 (4A) Nevada State Championships. He coached 63 individual state champions and 19 high school All-Americans. His historic run of state championships has been highlighted as the "Dynasty in the Desert," and the wrestling facility at Eldorado High School is named in his honor. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Wrestling Coaches Association. In 2009 Coach May was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Nevada Chapter) and Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
May is a cum laude graduate from the University of Central Missouri and earned his master's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. May was a two-time MIAA Champion and a member of the University of Central Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame. Coach May is the father of three children, April, Danny and Heidi.