Ryan WhittleA 2018 graduate of Williams Baptist, Whittle was a three-time NAIA Championships qualifier and the 165-pound American Midwest Conference Champion in 2017. Whittle began his wrestling career at Clarion while Regner was a graduate assistant coach. After Regner started the wrestling program at Williams Baptist, Whittle followed and was a member of the first-ever team at the university. Whittle also served as a team captain.
"I am thrilled to have Coach Whittle and his fiancé Megan join the Millersville wrestling family," said Regner. "I know his addition will bring service and pride to not just the wrestling program, but also the institution and community. Coach Whittle's passion and work ethic for the sport of wrestling will advance the program in the path we are seeking."
Millersville is Whittle's first stop as a collegiate wrestling coach, having worked with the Refinery Youth Wrestling Club in Walnut Ridge, Ark., for the last six months. Whittle received a USA Wrestling Bronze Coaching Certification and continues to compete in senior level Greco Roman competition.
Whittle aided Williams Baptist in its recruiting efforts as well. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 2018, Whittle was hired as an admissions counselor, recruiting out-of-state students. As an undergraduate student, Whittle was the assistant director of student activities, creating, promoting and hosting campus-wide events for the students of the university.
Whittle and his fiance, Megan Blashford, are set to be married in September.