After five years leading his alma mater, Mount Union head coach Josh Malave has accepted the head coach position at nearby Case Western Reserve University. Malave coached the Purple Raiders to a pair of top ten NCAA finishes and was named Ohio Athletic Coach of the year in 2020. He coached a pair of NCAA champions in Jairod and Jordin James, six NCAA All-Americans, and five NWCA All-Americans (2020). He was a 2x NCAA qualifier for Mount Union and a 2012 All-American when he finished 7th at 141 lbs. Malave takes over for Danny Song who resigned after six seasons. He inherits a team that did not compete this season but will be back in action for 2021-22.
Case Western Reserve University James C. Wyant Director of Athletics Amy Backus announced the hiring of Josh Malave as the Head Coach of the Spartans’ wrestling program.
“I am extremely grateful to Amy Backus and [Vice President for Student Affairs] Lou Stark for the opportunity to lead this storied program,” said Malave. “Additionally, I would like to thank the search committee and the entire CWRU team that took the time to meet with me. I would like to thank my wife, Jillian, for her support through this process and throughout my career. We are looking forward to building lifelong relationships at Case Western Reserve and becoming a part of the Spartan Family.”