Landon Williams takes over at Central

Landon Williams, previously the top assistant at Wartburg, has succeeded Eric Van Kley as head coach at Central College, the Pella, Iowa, school announced yesterday. The Iowa native was three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at Wartburg. Van Kley remains at Central as Vice President for Athletics and remarked on the hiring of Williams, “Landon’s own personal experience and passion for the Division III model is something we really prioritize and value at Central. He’s competed in Division III, he’s coached in Division III, he understands what we’re about and that is focusing on the student-athlete experience, helping them be successful in all aspects of life both in college and beyond. But, yes, beyond that, he’s a tenacious recruiter and a phenomenal developer of talent on the mat. I’ve seen him operate in a variety of settings and have always come away impressed. Every coach and reference I spoke with about him raved about his ability to teach, develop and build relationships.”

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