Hurricane High School Coaches

Head Coach – Duane Talley

Duane is originally from Pasadena, MD, a 1990 graduate of Northeast High School and wrestled at Coppin State University. Duane returned to his High School alma mater as an assistant with the Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach, Alan Kohlhafer. At Northeast High School, Duane assisted for 4 years helping to develop multiple State Champions, State placers, a National Champion, and a 1993 AA State Championship Team.

Duane restarted coaching in 2009 with the Hurricane Youth and Hurricane Middle School program. Over the next 6 seasons, Duane coached Youth/Middle School with Clayton Burch & Eric Ping. In 2016 he moved to Hurricane High School with Steve Rhodes & Mike Talbott. During the past few seasons at HHS, we have had several WV State Tournament placers and multiple 100 career win wrestlers. Those accomplishments could not have been attained without our Youth/Middle School program and team of coaches.

Duane is a firm believer in giving back to wrestling as it made a difference in his life. His goals are to develop young adults to be respectful, focused, committed, humble, and high achievers.

Duane’s family includes wife, Felicia and children; Lauren, Justin, Lindsay, Lucas & Brady.

At Hurricane we include all wrestling styles & seamless coaching for Youth, Middle School and High School.


Assistant Coach – Steve Rhodes


Assistant Coach – Mike Talbott

I am a graduate of South Charleston High School, and the West Virginia State Police Academy.  I attended both WV State University and Marshall University.  I have been around Hurricane Wrestling for the last 10 years.  I have been a coach at Hurricane High School for the last 4 years, prior to that I helped coach at the youth league level and have volunteered my time and services at the Middle School level.  I am employed with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, where I serve as the School Resource Officer at Milton Middle School and as the Defensive Tactics Instructor.   My wife, Billie and I are long time residents of Hurricane and have 3 wonderful kids who are all graduates of Hurricane High School. 


Hurricane Middle School Coaches

Head Coach – Clayton Burch
Assistant Coach – Eric Ping
Assistant Coach – Ryan Wheeler

Hurricane Youth Coaches

Coming Soon