Boiling Springs, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb second year wrestling head coach Daniel Elliott is pleased to announce the hiring of Nate Schiedel as an Assistant Coach, effective immediately.
Schiedel comes to Gardner-Webb after stellar career on the mat at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, where he graduated from with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 2012.
"I am excited to bring Nate on staff here at Gardner-Webb. I took a leap of faith in bringing him on right out of college, but he had a great collegiate career and is very motivated to get into coaching," stated Elliott. "Adding another young passionate coach to the program will be huge. Nate was a part of a program that went from being dropped to finishing in the top-15 in the country, so he has experienced the growth that we want to take the GWU program too. I am ready to get to work with Nate and to keep our program moving forward."
A four-time NCAA Division I National Championship Qualifier for the Bearcats, Schiedel finished his career with an overall record of 121-32 and a dual match career record of 65-10, including going a perfect 17-0 hissenior season.
Schiedel recorded a total of 35 pins over his final four years on the mat and posted 27 wins overall in each of his five years as a Bearcat.
Competing at both 184 and 197 pounds over his intercollegiate career, Schiedel was a CAA Champion in 2009-10 and a three-time CAA Championship Runner-Up on the mat.
The three-time Team Captain, who was ranked in the top-20 nationally for four of his five years at Binghamton, was ranked as high as fifth in the nation his redshirt-senior season in 2012-13.
Schiedel was also a University Greco-Roman National Finalist and a FILA Junior Greco-Roman All-American.
During his time as a student-athlete, Schiedel also served as a wrestling camp counselor, working extensively with Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Tom Brands and six-time World and Olympic Wrestling Champion John Smith.
While working at camps such as Binghamton, Oklahoma State and Iowa, he instructed and was held responsible for the supervision of over 30 student-athletes each session, while he also assisted student-athletes in becoming successful wrestlers on the mat and valued community members off the mat.