Blake Heim has been named the second head coach in Pitt-Bradford wrestling history, the school announced yesterday. Colin Johnson, who led the team from its inception in 2018, left in December to take over the Fairmont State program, and Pitt-Bradford has selected Heim to take over. Heim joined the Panthers for the 2019-2020 season and has led the team on an interim basis since December. Pitt-Bradford has had two seasons of competition in 2018-19 and 2019-20 but did not compete during the 2020-21 season. Prior to his time at Pitt-Bradford, Heim coached at Commodore Perry Junior High and wrestled for Thiel College, graduating in 2016.
Posted: May 26, 2021
Bradford, Pa. – Following a nationwide search, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has announced that Blake Heim will take the reins as head coach of the university’s wrestling program.
Heim served as an assistant coach for the program in the 2019-20 season and has led the team in an interim capacity after the departure of former head coach Colin Johnston in December. He is the second head coach in the program’s history.
“Blake Heim has done a very good job as an assistant and interim coach here at Pitt-Bradford and I am very pleased to announce that we have hired him to lead our wrestling program,” said athletic director Bret Butler. “Blake is extremely passionate about the sport, but even more passionate about this program and its future. I am very excited for where the team goes under his direction.”