NWCA Announces Dresser as D1 National Coach of the Year.
Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced on Monday that Iowa State Head Coach, Kevin Dresser is the recipient of the 2019 NWCA Division I National Coach of the Year Award presented by Defense Soap.
Defense Soap Owner, Guy Sako stated, “In continuing our mission, Defense Soap is proud to partner with the NWCA, to keep wrestlers on the mat with our products and education in hygiene.”
Dresser, in his second year leading the Cyclones, qualified 9 wrestlers for this week’s NCAA DI Wrestling Championships after taking a single wrestler to the 2018 Championships. His 2019 squad finished their dual season with a 10-4 mark with each loss coming to Top 20 teams, three of which were in the top 5 at the time of their meeting.
Dresser’s squad also had strong showings at the Southern Scuffle and the Big 12 Championships, finishing in 3rd and 2nd places respectively. After capturing the runner-up finish in Tulsa at the Big 12’s, Coach Dresser received the Conference Coach of the Year Award.
“We are pleased to recognize this year’s National Coach of the Year recipient, Coach Kevin Dresser, and want to thank him for providing a quality experience for his student-athletes and for being an outstanding role model to our sport,” NWCA Executive Director, Mike Moyer.
NWCA National Coach of the Year Finalists:
• 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)
Coach Dresser will receive his award at the NWCA Coaches Social on Tuesday, March 19. His selection was 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.