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Wilson named assistant at Olivet College

By Olivet College Sports Information, 05/23/16, 10:00AM EDT


OLIVET, Mich. – Olivet College Head Wrestling Coach Brandon Brissette has announced Adam Wilson is returning to his alma mater to be the first full-time assistant wrestling coach for the Comets.

"We are beyond excited to bring Adam Wilson back home to the Olivet wrestling family," said Brissette. "The program knew this position would be coming eventually and from the outset Adam was our top pick for the job. We will be focusing his attention for immediate impact on our recruiting, camps, and Olympic style development through MI USA wrestling.

"Along with that he will be assisting myself with all facets of planning for next season. Olivet has always had a strong tradition in wrestling, it is our hope that Adam's exceptional leadership, recruiting, and enthusiasm will be the catalyst for even bigger accomplishments in the Olivet wrestling tradition."

A 2011 Olivet graduate, Wilson was a four-year starter and served as the team's captain as a junior and senior for the Comets. He placed three times at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional and was named the team's Most Valuable Wrestler in 2010. In his four seasons wearing an Olivet singlet, Wilson posted a 72-53 record. He also holds the school record for the fastest pin in the 133-pound weight class.

"I am honored to become the program's first full-time assistant coach and return home to my alma mater," said Wilson. "I would like to thank Athletic Director Ryan Shockey and the entire Olivet College community for this opportunity. The goals in this program are clear: chase academic and athletic excellence while being leaders among our peers; I am excited to help our student-athletes chase those goals."

Wilson most recently spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant wrestling coach at Trine (Ind.) University. Prior to that, he held the position of assistant wrestling coach at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Following graduation, Wilson worked as an academic enrollment specialist within the Olivet admissions office while also being a volunteer assistant coach with the wrestling team from 2011-2014. During this time, he also earned a master's degree in higher education administration from Upper Iowa University.

A native of Battle Creek, Wilson graduated from Harper Creek High School and was a two-year captain of the wrestling team, earning All-State status. Wilson is the all-time wins (164) and pins (107) leader for the Beavers.