Illinois Wesleyan has announced Brett Robbins as the head coach of the Men’s and Women’s Wrestling teams. IWU had men’s wrestling until 1985, and the Titans have tasked Bloomington native Robbins with getting the team back on the mat. Robbins has spent the past seven seasons as a volunteer coach at Northern Iowa and graduated from the school in 2012.
Illinois Wesleyan competes in the CCIW and will join conference schools Augustana, Aurora, Carthage, Concordia-Wisconsin, Elmhurst, Lakeland, Millikin, MSOE, North Central, and Wheaton on the men’s side and Aurora, Augustana, Carthage, Lakeland, and North Central on the women’s side. The school announced the return of wrestling in November of 2022 along with plans to compete in the 2023-2024 season.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Director Mike Wagner announced Brett Robbins as the IWU head men’s and women’s wrestling coach Wednesday, April 5. Robbins, a native of Bloomington, Ill. and graduate of Bloomington High School, returns to his hometown after a seven-year run at the University of Northern Iowa.
“I am ecstatic to welcome Brett and his family back to Bloomington,” Wagner said. “Throughout the hiring process, Brett’s vision for the program as well as his passion for the sport and the community made the decision clear. I am excited to watch him build our women’s program and reignite our men’s team with the outstanding wrestling talent our region is filled with.”