Stevens Institute of Technology Head Coach Andy Lausier has accepted a position as Assistant Coach at Princeton University under Head Coach Chris Ayres. Coach Ayres confirmed Lausier’s new position for d3wrestle.com. Lausier coached at Stevens beginning with the team’s resurrection in the 2004-2005 season. He was an All-American at Lycoming College in 2001 and also spent two years as an assistant at The College of New Jersey.
Coach Ayres had this to say about his new assistant, “Andy represented exactly what I want in an assistant coach. He is dedicated, hard working, and most importantly, he is passionate about wrestling. Andy’s experience at Stevens was unique in that he resurected a dropped progam and built it up from scratch. This experience will enable him to make a huge impact on this program as we work to make Princeton Wrestling one of the best wrestling programs in the country. Essentially, I believe Andy will help us reach our goals quicker. I am thrilled to have Andy and believe he is going to make a big impact on program.”
The coaching change post has been updated to reflect Lausier’s departure.
UPDATE 7/2/2007: Princeton’s website reports that Lausier will be replacing former Lehigh wrestler and NCAA champion Troy Letters, who is leaving to pursue commercial real estate.