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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Davenport University’s Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Paul Lowden announced today a shift of leadership for the Women and Men’s Wrestling programs with the resignation of Jamie Boyd. Boyd spent seven years at the helm of the men’s wrestling program and was the only head coach in program history. He then took over responsibilities for the women’s wrestling program which began during the 2020-21 campaign. Current assistant coach Bebeto Yewah will now take over head coaching duties for both programs effective immediately.
Yewah came to Davenport as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2018 and then transitioned into an assistant coach role in July 2019. He has helped guide the program into the NCAA Division II ranks and the men’s program joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the 2020-21 season competing in one of the best conferences in the nation.
The Lansing native wrestled collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2009-12) where he was a two-time NCAA Division III National Champion in two different weight classes including 133 pounds in 2010 and 141 in 2011. Yewah was also the national runner-up at 141 in 2012 for a third-consecutive All-American honor and finished his Eagles’ career with an overall record of 89-8.
Yewah also competed in the 2015 United World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas and represented his country of Cameroon.
Yewah’s coaching career began at UW-La Crosse as a student assistant (2013-14) to go with a stint as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, J.W. Sexton High School (2017-18) and a stop as the Head Coach at Waverly Middle School in Lansing (2018). He also has several years of experience working various wrestling camps.
“Bebeto has proven himself as a dedicated member of our athletic department,” said Lowden. “We feel his array of experience both coaching and competing at the top level collegiately will be an asset in the continued growth of our programs.”