Former Stevens Point assistant Jake Calhoun has been named head coach of men’s and women’s wrestling at Lakeland University. The Wisconsin native has prior coaching stops at Gettysburg, Cortland, Muhlenberg, and Messiah, and he was a two time NCAA qualifier at Stevens Point. He was head coach at Muhlenberg for the 2013-2014 season, so this will be his second stint as a head coach in Division III.
Calhoun also competed in Greco-Roman wrestling after graduation. He was a University Nationals 5th place finisher in 2013 and won the Northeast Regional in 2013 & 2014. Each Regional tournament win qualified him for the World Team Trials that season.
ake Calhoun has been named the new head men’s and women’s wrestling coach at Lakeland University, Director of Athletics April Arvan has announced.
Calhoun joins the Muskies coaching staff after spending the last four years as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He comes to Lakeland with 11 years of NCAA Division III coaching experience, as well as experience competing at the collegiate and national levels.
“It’s an incredible honor to be named Lakeland’s Head Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach and I am thrilled to join the tight-knit community at Lakeland,” said Calhoun. “It’s extremely exciting being given the opportunity to take this wrestling program to the next level and develop a new Lakeland wrestling dynasty. I am fortunate to continue my passion for coaching this great sport and build a legacy of national collegiate wrestling success as I lead the Muskie wrestling program into the future. It’s a dream for me to continue my journey teaching the life-skills I’ve learned through wrestling to the student-athletes of an institution with such respect and integrity as Lakeland.”