New Davidson head coach Nate Carr Jr. (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
This afternoon, Davidson College announced that Nate Carr Jr. would be the school's next head wrestling coach. Carr Jr. comes to Davidson after spending six years as an assistant coach at Lock Haven.
Since his arrival at Lock Haven prior to the 2016-17 season, Carr Jr. has overseen a team that has sent at least four wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament each year (excluding the 2021 season where the Bald Eagles only competed at MAC's). While at LHU, Carr Jr. has overseen three middleweight wrestlers who earned spots on the NCAA podium (Kyle Shoop, Ronnie Perry, Chance Marsteller). In the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Tournaments, Lock Haven finished in the top-20. The 2018 tournament saw Perry steal the show and make the national finals despite starting as the 15th seed. Perry was the first NCAA finalist for Lock Haven since 1997.
Before coming to Lock Haven, Carr Jr. was on staff at the University of Maryland and Virginia. He also spent time as an athlete and coach at Cornell's Finger Lakes Wrestling Club.
Carr Jr. is an Iowa State graduate and a member of the Cyclones wrestling squad. He also captured an NJCAA national title while at Iowa Central.
Carr Jr. inherits a Davidson team that finished 5-10 in dual action and finished sixth at the SoCon Championships in 2021-22. Three of the Wildcats five wins came against SoCon opponents. Davidson is seeking to send a wrestler to the national tournament for the first time since Scott Patrick did so in 2015.
The Davidson position came open in late-May as Andy Lausier stepped down after five years at the helm for the Wildcats.
Nate Carr Jr. is the son of the Hall of Famer Nate Carr and older brother of 2021 NCAA Champion, David.