Caleb Garvey has been named head coach at Penn State Behrend, the Erie, Pennsylvania, school announced this week. Garvey had previously been the head coach at Brockport for three months this summer before family obligations pulled him back to his native western Pennsylvania. Prior to his time at Brockport, Garvey had been an assistant at his alma mater Thiel for three seasons. He replaces Robert Patnesky who had helmed the squad since its rebirth in 2016.
ERIE, Pa. – Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has selected Caleb Garvey to become the third head wrestling coach in program history.
Garvey comes from SUNY Brockport where he spent the last three months as the head coach before resigning due to personal matters. Prior to Brockport, he was the assistant wrestling coach at Thiel College, his alma mater, for three seasons.
During his time at Thiel, Garvey helped lead the Tomcats their first undefeated season since 1964 as well as a President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) Team Championship. He also mentored 10 PAC Individual Champions, 12 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-Americans and a two-time National qualifier. He was also the recruiting coordinator, helping secure 49 recruits in just three classes, including 10 state medalists and 21 state qualifiers. Garvey was also responsible for overseeing the academic progress of the program which held the highest grade point average in the athletic department.