Former Cornell College wrestler Ben Rosen has been named men’s wrestling coach at Lakeland University. Rosen comes to the Muskies from NAIA Campbellsville University where he was an assistant coach for the past two seasons. Prior to his time at Campbellsville, he was a graduate assistant at Doane, another NAIA school. Rosen was an NWCA Scholar All-American and a regional placewinner for the Rams, graduating in 2014. He takes over for Jake Calhoun who had coached the team in the 2019-2020 season.
Ben Rosen, an accomplished coach and competitor, has been named Lakeland’s new head men’s wrestling coach.
He comes to Lakeland from Campbellsville University, an NAIA-member institution in Campbellsville, Ky., with a very successful men’s wrestling program. He has served as a full-time assistant coach for the past two seasons. This past winter, the team finished 21-2 overall and was seventh at the NAIA Championship with five All-Americans. It’s the 16th year in a row the program has placed at the NAIA Championship.
In his first season as an assistant, he helped lead the Tigers to earn one Mid-South Conference Championship and two NAIA All-American honors. Off the mat, he was extensively involved in recruiting, event management and he managed/created the wrestling program’s social media platforms.
“Wrestling has been a long road and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that it has led me to Lakeland University,” Rosen said. “Lakeland is a fantastic institution and I’m excited to be a part of it. I would like to thank Athletic Director April Arvan and the rest of the search committee for this incredible opportunity. I cannot wait to mentor and develop our student-athletes.”