Former Grand View University assistant coach and former NAIA and NJCAA national champion Omi Acosta has been named the head coach of men's wrestling for Life University. "We are very pleased to welcome Omi to Life University as our men's wrestling head coach," says Jayme Pendergast, Interim Director of Athletics. "He certainly brings solid credentials as an NAIA and NJCAA National Champion, but most importantly Omi will bring a passion for working with student-athletes and a strong focus on academic performance and the pursuit of a Life University degree. I firmly believe that Omi will enhance the success that our current wrestlers have established both on and off the wrestling mat."
"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the head wrestling coach at Life University" Acosta states. "I want to help student-athletes become the best they can possibly be in their life. This includes being the best they can possibly be in academics and in competition. I want my student-athletes to be LIFE champions. There's a lot of support from Life University. LIFE has the tools and people to make LIFE wrestling a championship program."
In addition to his impressive individual accomplishments, Acosta coached and mentored 15 NWCA Academic All-Americans, 12 Individual NAIA National Champions and 19 NAIA All-Americans throughout his coaching career.