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Macias promoted at Hunter

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MarcAntoni Macias has been promoted to head coach of the Hunter College wrestling team. Macias had spent the previous season as an assistant with the program. He will also take on the role of athletic program assistant. Macias has been involved in various roles with the teams at CSU-Pueblo, Maryland, Bloomsburg, and he spent three seasons as the head coach for the New York Beat the Streets program. He is a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University where he was a two time NAIA qualifier.

Macias named head coach of Hunter wrestling team

New York, NY – Hunter College Director of Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals Terry Wansart has announced the addition of MarcAntoni Macias as the head coach for the Hunter wrestling program.

Macias will be promoted after spending the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the Hawks. Additionally, he will move to the position of athletic program assistant, where he will be involved in academic, alumni and welfare efforts for the student-athletes.

“MarcAntoni is an enthusiastic leader and an extremely knowledgeable wrestling coach,” said Wansart. “Hunter’s wrestling program has a rich tradition and we are fortunate to have his expertise while the team works hard to be contenders at the national level.”

A prominent person in the New York City wrestling community, Macias spent three years as a head wrestling coach for the Beat The Streets initiative in NYC. While with the program from 2013 to 2016, he organized and managed operations, while providing wrestling technique to athletes of various abilities.

Macias has ten years of experience in the collegiate coaching world, beginning his career at Colorado State University – Pueblo. He spent one year as an assistant wrestling coach there where he helped lead three wrestlers to the NCAA Division II West Regionals.

Macias moved on to be an administrative assistant at the University of Maryland, assisting with the Maryland wrestling camp and performing daily administrative duties such as recruiting paperwork, video production and fundraising support.

In 2010 he took a job at Bloomsburg University where he spent time as an academic advisor primarily for the wrestling team, while also working in game operations. As an assistant wrestling coach with the Huskies for two seasons, Macias helped guide the team to a 30-13 record, while coaching three wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Championships.

Macias is also an accomplished wrestler, spending four years at Campbellsville University where he was a two-time NAIA National Qualifier. He graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in physical education from Campbellsville before receiving his Masters in counseling and college student affairs in 2013 from Bloomsburg.

Macias is a USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coach.

“I would like to thank Ms. Wansart and the rest of the Hunter administration who gave me the chance to lead this great group of wrestlers,” said Macias. “I look forward to getting to work and doing whatever it takes to lift the program to a high level of success.”