Josh Hardman named head coach at Manchester

WREST - Hardman Hire Release

Manchester University has named Josh Hardman as their next head coach. Hardman spent the past five years as on staff at Wabash and was most recently associate head coach. He returns to his alma mater where he graduated in 2000 as a two-time All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier. His previous coaching stops include six seasons as head coach at Dakota Wesleyan and assistant positions at South Dakota State and Morningside.


Welcome Home – Hardman Hired as Head Wrestling Coach

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University Athletics has named Josh Hardman as its next head wrestling coach.

A Manchester alum, Hardman returns to his alma mater after spending the past five seasons at perennial NCAA Division III power Wabash College located in Crawfordsville, Ind. Hardman spent two years as an assistant coach before being elevated to associate head coach in 2019.

During his time with the Little Giants’ program, Hardman helped develop one NCAA Division III National Champion, two National Runner-Ups, 15 All-Americans, 16 NWCA Scholar All-Americans, and the Elite 90 Champion in 2022. The Wabash program has garnered four Top 10 national placements in the past five seasons, including a runner-up finish in 2022. Additionally, Wabash earned three Top 15 NWCA Scholar Team rankings while Hardman was with the program.

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