Thad Frick, former East Stroudsburg University wrestler and mixed martial arts instructor and competitor, has been hired as an assistant coach at Centenary College, the New Jersey-based school announced Friday.
Frick, who was a three-year team captain for the ESU Warriors, compiled a 73-42 overall record at 165 pounds. As a senior, he qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Frick graduated from the Pennsylvania school in 2012 with a degree in economics.
Prior to attending ESU, Frick was a two-time PIAA regional champion at Nazareth High School. As a junior, he was the 160-pound runner-up at the Pennsylvania state championship tournament.
In addition, Frick has served as an instructor at Finishers MMA, working with aspiring mixed martial arts fighters. Frick has had one amateur MMA fight; at the Xtreme Fight Events XFE Cage Wars 26 in Chester, Pa. in Aug. 2013, he submitted Giovanni Cortez with an arm-triangle choke at 1:26.
Located in Hackettstown, N.J., Centenary College was founded in 1867. The four-year school has an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students. Centenary’s athletic teams, the Cyclones, compete in NCAA Division III.
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