NC State's 3x All-American Kevin Jack (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State wrestling head coach Pat Popolizio has added former Wolfpack three-time All-American Kevin Jack as a volunteer assistant coach. Jack first captured All-American honors as a true freshman at the 2015 NCAA Championships, and has been part of the Wolfpack support staff since he graduated in 2018.
"From being a student-athlete, to being involved with our coaching staff since his senior season, Kevin has been through the process here at NC State both academically and as an athlete here at NC State," said Popolizio.
"Watching him over the last few seasons, I know he is a great mentor to our guys in the room, and he is one of the top up and coming coaches. I look forward to seeing him progress in this new role on our staff, as he will continue to add to our team culture both on and off the mat."
While wrestling at NC State, Jack was a four-year starter at 141 pounds. Jack finished his NC State career as only the fifth individual to earn All-American honors three times in a career, and he also finished second in school history in career wins (113). Jack burst onto the college wrestling scene, coming out of redshirt and placing fifth at 141 pounds as a true freshman in 2015. He then went on to place third in 2017 and capped his career with a sixth place finish in 2018.
He earned his undergraduate degree in sport management (2018) and then a master's degree in parks, rec and tourism (2020) from NC State. After his 2018 graduation, he served as the Pack's Recruiting Coordinator.
Originally from Danbury, Conn., Jack posted a high school record of 122-11 and was a two-time New England Champion. His younger brother Ryan is currently in his second season in the Wolfpack program.