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    Isaac Jordan joins Indiana staff as assistant coach

    Isaac Jordan coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University wrestling head coach Angel Escobedo announced Tuesday the addition of Isaac Jordan to his coaching staff. Jordan, a four-time NCAA All-American and two-time Big Ten Champion, joins the Hoosiers as an assistant coach.

    "I am excited to have Isaac join the program," Escobedo said after the announcement. "When I was looking for an assistant coach, I wanted a high level wrestler with outstanding integrity and character. Isaac brings all those attributes to the program and will be a great mentor for our athletes to look up to."

    Prior to becoming the newest assistant coach to join Escobedo's room, Jordan served as an assistant at Oklahoma State during the 2017-18 season. The Cowboys, with Jordan's assistance, guided four wrestlers to the All-America podium last season including Chandler Rogers (8th at 165 lbs.) and Jacobe Smith (8th at 174 lbs.).

    "I'd like to thank coach Escobedo for the opportunity to come back to the Big Ten Conference," Jordan said. "I'm looking forward to building something special here in Bloomington."

    During his four varsity seasons at the University of Wisconsin, Jordan was among the best at his weight. Jordan posted a 115-17 career record in the Badger singlet with an outstanding 29-1 mark on his way to a runner-up finish in the 2016 NCAA Championships. He became the fifth four-time All-American in Wisconsin's history and his winning percentage (.871) ranks sixth in the program's record books.

    Jordan earned a fourth-place NCAA finish his senior year and took seventh-place in 2014 (157 lbs.) and 2015 (165 lbs.).

    Jordan's appointment marks a return of one of the Big Ten's best grapplers of this decade. He won back-to-back Big Ten Championships at 165 lbs. in 2015 and 2016 and posted a remarkable 33-1 career record in conference dual meets. Jordan went undefeated in Big Ten duals for the first three varsity seasons of his career.

    "The Big Ten is the premier conference in wrestling and I'm excited to be at a place like Indiana, because I can see the potential in the room and the excitement around the program right now," Jordan said.

    Throughout his four varsity seasons on the mat, Jordan never left the top-10 of the national rankings, climbing as high as No. 2 in all four years. He posted a 41-13 career record against ranked opponents.

    Hailing from Urbana, Ohio, and a product of the revered wrestling program at St. Paris Graham, Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree from the Department of Life Sciences Communication, with a certificate in Entrepreneurship.

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