Joey Dance (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson head coach Andy Lausier welcomes Joey Dance to the Wildcat wrestling staff, announced Wednesday.
Dance, a 2017 graduate of Virginia Tech, was a two-time All-American at 125 pounds for the Hokies. The Christiansburg, Va., native was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Champion and qualified for the NCAA Championship all four years in Blacksburg. He posted a career mark of 114-20 with 13 pins and lost just one ACC bout in four seasons (20-1).
"The hiring of Joey is a tremendous move forward for Davidson Wrestling," said Lausier. "His collegiate experience as one of the nation's top wrestlers at one of the nation's top programs will be an invaluable asset for our team. He brings great energy and ambition to our program and we are all excited to see his impact on Davidson Wrestling."
Since his graduation, Dance has competed at the Chicago Regional Training Center (CRTC) in national and international competitions. He also helped instruct fellow CRTC athletes by demonstrating technique and prepping them for competition. Dance started Push Wrestling to help organize and market clinics for local elementary, middle and high school-aged kids.
"I'm really excited to begin this new chapter with the Davidson Wildcats as the new assistant wrestling coach," said Dance. "I can't wait to push the program to their new heights and produce champions on and off the mat. Andy and I have big plans for the future of the program!"
Dance will begin his tenure at Davidson on Wednesday, Apr. 18.