MANHEIM, Pa. — The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is pleased to announce its finalist for the 2019 NWCA Division I National Coach of the Year presented by Defense Soap.
To be eligible to be a finalist for the National Coach of the Year honor, a coach must have been named coach of the year in their respective conference. This year’s finalists include:
ACC: Pat Popolizio (NC State)
Big Ten: Cael Sanderson (Penn State)
Big 12: Kevin Dresser (Iowa State)
EWL: Scott Moore (Lock Haven)
EIWA: Kevin Ward (Army West Point)
MAC: John Stutzman (Buffalo)
Pac 12: Jason Borrelli (Stanford)
SoCon: Cary Kolat (Campbell)
The National winner will be announced at the NWCA Coaches Social on Tuesday, March 19. The winner will be determined by a vote of all NWCA Division I Member Coaches.
The National Coach of the Year award presented by Defense Soap is in its second year of existence and is intended to honor the coach who has had the most outstanding season up to the NCAA Championship which includes dual meet success and conference tournament placement.