Belleville, Ill. -- Lindenwood University-Belleville has announced the hiring of Kyle Jahn as head coach of the men's and women's wrestling programs.
Jahn comes from Sacred Heart University, where he was a volunteer assistant with the wrestling program since 2011. Prior to his time at Sacred Heart, Jahn was an assistant coach at Appalachian State University from 2009-11. His main responsibilities at Appalachian State included overseeing recruitment and practice organization.
Jahn is very excited to get his first head coaching position at Lindenwood-Belleville.
"I am very excited to take over the Men and Women's wrestling program at Lindenwood-Belleville," stated Jahn. "This is a great opportunity for me to take over these two programs and further grow them into good men and women, on and off the mat."
Jahn graduated from McKendree University in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. While at McKendree Jahn was a NAIA National Champion in 2008 in the 141 pound weight class. Jahn ranked in the top six nationally in 2007 and was a three time NAIA finalist. Jahn joined the coaching staff at McKendree after he graduated.
On a national level Jahn took seventh at the 2009 US Open Freestyle competition. In 2013 Jahn finished top five at the Dave Schultz Memorial Freestyle and top ten in the US Open Freestyle in the 60-kilo weight class.
"I am living my dream getting to be a head wrestling coach at the college level and looking forward to this amazing opportunity that has been given to me."