2x All-American Marcus Coleman (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Today, Davidson College announced that they have hired Iowa State's two-time All-American Marcus Coleman as an assistant coach. Coleman just concluded his career in Ames this March finishing fifth in the 184 lb weight class. He was 24-5 overall and made his first appearance in the Big 12 finals.
The win in the NCAA fifth-place bout was the 99th of Coleman's career against only 42 losses. Coleman qualified for the NCAA tournament on five occasions at three different weight classes (174-197). He got on the podium for the first time in 2022 taking seventh at 184.
During his senior year, Coleman pulled off one of the most memorable upsets of the season, knocking off then-two-time national champion Aaron Brooks, 9-7. Coleman nearly ended the match via fall after locking up a cradle. The two did not end up meeting at the NCAA Tournament in Tulsa.
Coleman joins a Davidson program led by second-year head coach Nate Carr Jr, also a former Cyclone. During his first year at the helm for the Wildcats, Carr Jr.'s team had a SoCon finalist in true freshman Tanner Peake at 157 lbs. Peake also became the first Davidson wrestler to make a World Team at any level when he made the U20 team for Puerto Rico.