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WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Williams Baptist University athletics department announces the hiring of Tyler Fraley as the new head coach of its wrestling program. Fraley is the third head coach in program history and inherits a program that sent nine wrestlers to nationals and produced one All-American last year.

“Coach Fraley has developed some very positive relationships during his time at WBU. He is one of the programs two National Champions and has served diligently as our assistant coach this past season. He has earned the opportunity to be the next head coach and I am excited to watch him provide leadership for the program this upcoming year,” Williams Baptist Athletics Director Jeff Rider noted about his newest hire.

Fraley takes over a program that has been very successful in its seven year history. It has produced two individual national champions and 11 All-Americans, as well as four American Midwest Championships.

The coach is a native of Freehold, New Jersey and started his college career at NCAA D1 Clarion University, where he was a starter and finished third in the conference as a true freshman. He then transfered to Williams Baptist and was the 2018 National Champion in the 141 lb weight class and a 3x All-American. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Science with an emphasis in Biology and Social Studies.

He is married to Leslie Fraley, who is an admissions counselor at WBU.

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