Who says you can never go home again?
Not Derek Foore. Ten years after winning a national wrestling title for Notre Dame College, Foore has returned to his college alma mater as an assistant coach under head coach Sonny Marchette, the Cleveland-area school has announced.
Foore, a 2014 NDC graduate, was a two-time All-American for the Falcons. Wrestling at 197 pounds, Foore won a national title at the 2010 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Championships… and was a runner-up at the 2011 NAIAs.
Prior to stepping onto the mat at Notre Dame College, Foore wrestled at Wadsworth High, where he compiled a 175-18 overall record and was a three-time runner-up at the Ohio state championships.
For all his accomplishments in wrestling, Foore has been welcomed into three Halls of Fame - Notre Dame College (inducted as a member of the 2010 National Championship team), as well as the Medina County and Wadsworth High School halls.
Foore posted this message on Facebook this weekend:
"I am more excited than ever to announce that I will be giving back to the wrestling program that gave me so many life lessons and tools that I use not only in the sport of wrestling, or business but also my life. Thank you for bringing me back home NDC Wrestling. I am looking forward to taking care of on my end to make sure we bring home another national title as well as work with them in mentor them in life outside the mat."
Located in South Euclid, Ohio in suburban Cleveland, Notre Dame College is a private, four-year college affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1922, Notre Dame College has an enrollment of 2,100 students. In addition to producing NAIA champ Derek Foore, the Falcon wrestling program -- now competing in NCAA Division II -- can also claim Joey Davis, the first (and only) four-time undefeated D2 national champ (2013-2016) for any school, who is now unbeaten in his professional MMA career.