The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has named Jared Evans as the new Interim Head Wrestling Coach. Evans replaces Steve Wozniak who has been reassigned in the athletic department. Evans is a three time All-American for Augsburg and was part of two NCAA Champion teams. Read on for more.
Jan 26, 2015
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) –The UW-Eau Claire athletics department announced today that Steve Wozniak has been reassigned and Jared Evans will be the interim head coach for the wrestling program, effective immediately.
Wozniak served as an assistant coach from 2011-13 and was the interim head coach for the 2013-14 season before being named head coach in August. His duties will be reassigned within the wrestling program.
“We appreciate Steve’s contributions to the wrestling program as the head coach and are pleased he is willing to assist the program for the remainder of the season in a new role,” said Director of Athletics Dan Schumacher.
Prior to UW-Eau Claire, Evans spent three seasons on the coaching staff for the Augsburg College wrestling program, two of those years as the assistant head coach.
A 2007 Augsburg graduate, Evans earned All-American honors three times as a 149-pound wrestler. He finished his career with a 139-37 record and was a part of Augsburg teams that won national titles in 2004-05 and 2006-07, while finishing second once and third once.
“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the UWEC wrestling program,” said Evans. “I thank Steve for giving me my first opportunity to be a part of UW-Eau Claire wrestling and happy to know that Steve will continue to help us build the program.”