NWCA Board of Directors welcomes new members

MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Board of Directors met in August at the 2012 NWCA Convention at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where President Brian Smith finished his two year term and handed over the role of President to Rob Koll, which began effectively on Sept. 1, 2012.

Koll, who is currently the head coach of Cornell University, will serve as the 60th President in NWCA history. The NWCA President serves a two-year term and must be elected from the NWCA Board of Directors.

University of Oklahoma Head Coach Mark Cody has been elected to serve a two-year term as President-Elect for the association. Following his two-year term as President-Elect, Cody will assume the duties of President for two years.

In addition, the NWCA is pleased to announce seven new board members have been elected to serve on the NWCA Board of Directors. The new board members include:

  • NCAA Division II: Kevin Ward, Head Coach - Ouachita Baptist University
  • NCAA Division III: Lonnie Morris, Head Coach - Johnson & Wales University
  • NCAA Division III: Nathan Shearer, Head Coach - Washington & Lee University
  • Women: Archie Randall, Head Coach - Oklahoma City University
  • At-Large: Tricia Turley-Brandenburg, Senior Associate AD for Compliance and Student Services - Ohio University
  • Retired Coaches: Jack Childs, Former Head Coach - Drexel University
  • Scholastic: Dennis Stromie, Head Coach - Wesleyan School (Norcross, Ga.)
  • Scholastic: Alan Clinton, Head Coach, Servite High School (Anaheim, Calif.)

    The NWCA Board of Directors is comprised of 38 members consisting of scholastic and college coaches, collegiate administrators, business leaders, and affiliated governing bodies.

    "We would like to first thank Brian Smith for his dedication to the sport of wrestling and to the NWCA as he has worked with us so closely the past few years. The NWCA is looking forward to the leadership that Rob Koll will bring to the organization along with the other new coaches and administrators who are joining the NWCA Board of Directors. This is truly a group of people who genuinely care about the sport of wrestling and collectively, they have the broad perspective necessary to overcome our sport�s greatest challenges," said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director.

    About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)

    The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

    The three core competencies of the NWCAare: Coaching Development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
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