Former University of Minnesota wrestler Matt Mincey, and Jahsua Marsh, 2012 NAIA champ for Midland University, have been hired as assistant coaches at Iowa Lakes Community College, TheGuillotine.com wrestling website reported Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Mincey and Marsh, both 2013 graduates, will be working with Iowa Lakes head coach Cody Alesch.
Mincey, who wrestled for the Gophers at 141 pounds, was a three-time Minnesota high school state champ and two-time NHSCA (National High School Coaches Association) titlewinner for Apple Valley High School, a nationally-ranked prep program.
“I am extremely excited to have Matt join our staff,” said Alesch. “He will bring a wealth of knowledge, hard work and energy to our program and institution as a whole. Matt will be pursuing his Master’s while here for the next three years as well as being our assistant wrestling coach and assisting me in Housing on the Iowa Lakes Campus. Once Matt finishes his graduate program he will have experienced many different aspects of leadership to help him pursue his career further.”
It’s a homecoming for Marsh, who started his college career at Iowa Lakes, where he was a two-time NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) All-American. He then transferred to Midland University in Fremont, Neb., where he was a two-time NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) All-American, and 2012 NAIA champ at 197 pounds.
“Our program and institution are very excited to have both Matt and Jahsua join us starting this Fall,” said Alesch. “To bring an alumni back who is thrilled to give back to a place that gave him so much will benefit our students and student athletes. We have some great things going on within our wrestling program and College and these two young men are a big part of that excitement.”
Iowa Lakes Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive educational institution with multiple campuses located in northwest Iowa. The wrestling program — and other sports teams — compete under the name Lakers in the NJCAA.
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