LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Dan Neff, a 2015 NCAA All-American and a four-time national qualifier, has joined the Bucknell wrestling coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. He will also represent the Buffalo Valley Regional Training center as a resident athlete, where he will train and compete to represent the United States at the World and Olympic levels.
A 2016 graduate of Lock Haven University, Neff finished in eighth place in the 149-pound bracket at the 2015 NCAA Championships, becoming the school's 39th All-American and the first in nearly a decade. He finished his career with an impressive 109-46 record, placing him 11th on Lock Haven's all-time wins list.
A 2016 Eastern Wrestling League champion, Neff is a Quarryville, Pennsylvania, native who was a 2011 Pennsylvania State Champion for Solanco High School.
"I am thrilled to welcome Dan to the Bucknell Wrestling family," said Bison head wrestling coach Dan Wirnsberger. "His passion for the sport and unique style are sure to provide an immediate positive impact on our lightweights."
Neff will be joining a Bucknell coaching staff that has guided the Bison to back-to-back third-place finishes at the EIWA Championships. The Bison had a record-tying six NCAA qualifiers this past March and have now had at least two NCAA qualifiers in 10 consecutive years.