Colorado School of Mines welcomes Ecker as assistant wrestling coach

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Colorado School of Mines has announced the hiring of Seth Ecker as assistant coach for the wrestling program.

Ecker will join head coach Austin Devoe's staff looking to help carry the momentum of a program returning to national prominence. Over the past three seasons, Mines has gone 30-7 in duals while winning consecutive RMAC championships. The Orediggers have been a fixture in the national rankings peaking at #9 in 2020, and have produced nine NCAA qualifiers and a pair of All-Americans since 2018.

Seth Ecker
Ecker arrives at Mines with a diversity of experience at all three divisions of NCAA wrestling. Most recently, Ecker spent the 2019-20 season as a graduate assistant at Kutztown University, where he helped produce a pair of NWCA All-Americans and two NCAA qualifiers last season. Prior to that, Ecker was the first-ever head coach at Alvernia University in Pennsylvania, where he spent the 2018-19 season recruiting and fundraising for the start-up program. Ecker has also had assistant coaching stops at the University of Maryland, where he coached the program's first all-American in four seasons; at Ithaca College, where the program produced six NCAA qualifiers in consecutive seasons with six total all-Americans; and at Ursinus College, where he helped mentor a pair of all-Americans and five Academic All-Americans.

Ecker is a graduate of Ithaca, where he earned a degree in business administration finance and corporate accounting in 2012. He was an outstanding wrestler for the Bombers, becoming that program's first two-time NCAA Division III national champion with a 108-20 careeer record. He was a two-time CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American and as a senior was voted the Men's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year, one of college sports' most prestigious academic honors. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Kutztown University.


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