Cliff Grassmick
Boulder wrestling coach Glenn Kingsley, right, high-fives former Panthers wrestler Babalu Jones after a victory in 2010. Kingsley has resigned after seven years leading the BHS program.

Like plenty of longtime high school coaches, a point came where Glenn Kingsley decided it was time for him to spend more time with his own kids.

After seven years leading Boulder’s wrestling program, Kingsley resigned recently.

“It just boils down to being the right time and the right place,” Kingsley said Wednesday. “I’ve got two little boys at home.”

The youthful Panthers sent just one wrestler to state this winter. But they’d sent five in each of the past two seasons, and produced four state placers during Kingsley’s tenure, including Max Wessell, who won a state title in 2010.

Kingsley also started the Boulder United youth program with Fairview coach Jim Lefebvre, a seven-year-old effort that has started to pay off with several Panther underclassmen this season having come up through the United.

“You never want to leave a program empty, and there’s a lot of talent in that room right now,” Kingsley said. “It’s a good time to turn the reins over to somebody else.”

Kingsley, who teaches social studies at BHS, hopes to stay involved in coaching, just not as head coach of a varsity program.

BHS athletic director Melissa Warfield, who is close to hiring a new cross country coach, said she expects to leave the wrestling job posted until mid-April.