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    Ervin to serve as student volunteer coach at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois wrestling coach Jim Heffernan announced the addition of redshirt senior Brock Ervin as a student volunteer coach. The addition comes on the heels of back-to-back season-ending injuries for the Morganfield, Illinois native.

    Brock Ervin
    After tallying 21 wins while redshirting in 2014-15, Ervin started for the Illini during each of the next two seasons. In 2015-16, Ervin finished with an 8-5 record, highlighted by a 14-12 upset of No. 12 Steve Bleise at Northern Illinois. After an injury cut the end of his season short, Ervin bounced back in 2016-17 with a 13-3 record to start the season only to see his season again ended due to injury. Overall, Ervin finished his Illini career with a 21-8 record with five of the victories coming by fall.

    Off the mat, Ervin excelled in the classroom. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Ervin was also named an Academic All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association in 2015-16.

    A product of Union Country High School in Morganfield, Kentucky, Ervin won five state titles, going undefeated against opponents from the state of Kentucky. He was a part of two Union County High School state championship teams and was named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler as a senior.

    For complete coverage of Fighting Illini wrestling, go to FIGHTINILLINI.com and follow @IlliniWrestling on Twitter and Instagram.

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