Josh Roosa, the former co-head assistant at Appalachian State, has been named head coach at King’s College, the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, school announced last week. Roosa, a northeast Pennsylvania native, competed at nearby Crestwood High School and was an NCAA qualifier for Bloomsburg University. He replaces Adam Healey to become just the third coach in the 51 year history of King’s Wrestling. Healey coached the team for three seasons following the 48 year tenure of Ned McGinley.
WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 29, 2020) – A former local wrestling standout at Crestwood High School is returning home, as Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Cheryl Ish announced the hiring of Josh Roosa as the new head coach of the King’s wrestling program. Roosa becomes the College’s first full-time head coach, and is just the third coach over the storied 51 years of King’s Wrestling.
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome Josh Roosa to King’s and back to NEPA,” said Ish. “Josh’s passion for the sport, this area and for building our program was evident during the search process. The search committee was impressed with his vision for the growth of the program and his understanding of the success and traditions enjoyed under legendary coach Ned McGinley. I am confident that Josh will take advantage of his familiarity with the high caliber Pennsylvania high school wrestling and quickly begin the process of recruiting quality student-athletes to King’s.”