Emory & Henry College has announced the hiring of Pete Hansen as the first wrestling coach in school history. The Wasps plan to begin competition next season in the fall of 2020. Hansen moves over from a football coaching position at the school to take over the men’s and women’s wrestling teams. He wrestled for Southern Virginia University during their NCWA days and has been with Emory & Henry as a defensive line coach since the spring of 2019.
Emory & Henry will ultimately be one of five Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools with men’s wrestling. Ferrum and Washington & Lee compete currently, Emory & Henry and Shenandoah will begin competition this fall, and Roanoke is set to start in the fall of 2021.