Kyle Jahn will be taking the helm of both the men’s and women’s wrestling programs at Lindenwood University-Bellevue, the Illinois-based school announced Friday.
The suburban St. Louis school had announced the addition of a women’s wrestling program in Feb. 2012.
Jahn brings impressive experience as a wrestler and coach to his new job. He comes to Lindenwood-Bellevue from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where he was a volunteer assistant with the wrestling program since 2011. Prior to his time at Sacred Heart, Jahn was an assistant coach at Appalachian State University from 2009-11. His main responsibilities at Appalachian State included overseeing recruitment and practice organization.
As a wrestler at McKendree University in Illinois, Jahn was a NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) champion in 2008 in the 141 pound weight class. Jahn ranked in the top six nationally in 2007 and was a three-time NAIA finalist. On a national level Jahn took seventh at the 2009 US Open Freestyle competition. In 2013 Jahn finished top five at the Dave Schultz Memorial Freestyle and top ten in the US Open Freestyle at 60 kilos/132 pounds.
Jahn is eager to make a difference at Lindenwood-Bellevue.
"I am very excited to take over the men’s and women's wrestling programs at Lindenwood-Belleville," Jahn continued. "This is a great opportunity for me to take over these two programs and further grow these athletes into good men and women, on and off the mat."
"I am living my dream getting to be a head wrestling coach at the college level and looking forward to this amazing opportunity that has been given to me."
Lindenwood-Belleville is a private, four-year university located in Belleville, Ill., about 20 miles east of St. Louis. Established in 2003, it is a stand-alone, sister school of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Lindenwood-Belleville has an enrollment of 2,300 students.
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