Mike Evans to join Campbell wrestling as a volunteer assistant

Published On April 10, 2017 | By Tony Hager | College

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell wrestling head coach Cary Kolat has announced the addition of three-time All-American, Mike Evans, as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2017-18 season.

“I am very excited to add Mike Evans to our coaching staff for the upcoming 2017-18 season,” Kolat stated. “Mike has had opportunities to coach at other institutions, but he has liked what we have done at Campbell in a short amount of time and has chosen to be part of our program.”

He will work alongside Kolat with team training and will work with the middleweight wrestlers as well.

“In order to build a successful program, it’s most important that the staff fits together and each coach brings something to the table,” Kolat said. “Mike, an alum of the University of Iowa, will bring another variation on how to approach the sport that will connect with key guys within the Campbell squad.”

Evans comes to Campbell after a stint as an assistant coach at Cal Poly under former head coach Brendan Buckley and current Campbell head assistant coach Scotti Sentes. He will fill the role of former volunteer assistant coach Evan Henderson, who will focus his efforts to train for the World and Olympic teams.

“Evan Henderson is going to transition full-time into our Olympic Regional Center as he continues to work toward making the World and Olympic team,” Kolat said.

The Enola, Pa. native is a three-time NCAA Division I All-American at the University of Iowa, where he posted a 107-27 record in his four years of competition at the 174-pound weight class. He finished his career with a trio of runner-up finishes and one third place finish at the Big 10 Conference Championships. He also finished sixth in each of his three appearances at the NCAA Wrestling Championships.

In his prep career, Evans finished with at 165-8 overall mark at Blair Academy (N.J.) including a flawless 52-0 record in his senior year. He captured the prep state and national titles at the 189-pound weight class during his final year. Evans also won the Pennsylvania freestyle and Greco-Roman state championship three-times.

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