Burlingame named to head job at Manchester

Second year assistant Matt Burlingame has been promoted to head coach at Manchester College.  See Manchester’s release below.  This reduces the teams with vacant head coaching positions down to Gettysburg, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Western New England.  Matt Burlingame bio at Manchester

Burlingame Named Head Wrestling Coach

Following the retirement of 18-year wrestling coach Tom Jarman, Matt Burlingame has been appointed as the Spartans new head wrestling coach.  Burlingame spent one season with the Spartans as an assistant coach during the 2006-07 season.

Burlingame has over ten years of coaching experience and wrestled for Division I Virginia Tech before graduating in 1995.  He has served as a coach at the high school level in Kansas, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

“Matt is a great fit for the Manchester College wrestling program,” says Jarman, who also retires as athletic director at the end of this month.  “He is a true student of the sport and will bring continued success to Manchester College’s athletic department.”

“I am extremely excited about the challenges this new opportunity brings,” adds Burlingame of his new position.  “My vision for this program is simple — be the best!  We are not going to miss a step and continue doing what has made Manchester wrestling great.  We’re going to keep doing things right.”

Burlingame will also serve as an instructor within the Exercise Sport and Science department as well as Director of Intramurals.