In news from last week, Albion College in Michigan has named Adam Wilson head coach of men’s and women’s wrestling. The Britons previously sponsored men’s wrestling up through the 1970s and will be back in action in 2021-2022 with men and women. Albion will become the fifth MIAA school with wrestling, joining Adrian, Alma, Olivet, and Trine.
Wilson is a graduate of Olivet College and has been the top assistant for the Comets the past four seasons. He also spent a year each at Trine and Washington & Lee. Wilson was a three time regional placewinner and part of the 2011 Midwest Regional championship team.
ALBION — On Thursday, Albion College Director of Athletics Matt Arend announced the hiring of Adam Wilson as the head men’s and women’s wrestling coach. Wilson will bring back men’s wrestling after its disbandment from the college in the 1970s while establishing the new women’s program.
A western Michigan native, Wilson comes to Albion after spending the last four seasons as the head assistant men’s wrestling coach at Olivet College. During his time with the Comets, he was heavily involved in recruiting and building a competitive program in the MIAA. Wilson was also responsible for fundraising, managing social media, alumni engagement and competition day items.
“I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to lead the men’s and women’s wrestling programs at Albion College,” said Wilson. “In addition to the excellent academic opportunities, graduate outcomes and tradition within the athletic department, Matt Arend shared a vision of building a championship program. I am thankful to have this opportunity and I am excited to get to work and have my family join the Albion community.”