David Shapiro has been named head wrestling coach at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland, Ohio, school announced today. Shapiro spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Baldwin Wallace University, helping the Yellow Jackets to five OAC titles, two regional championships, and a third place finish at the 2023 NCAA Championships. He was a 2014 NCAA qualifier at Baldwin Wallace and finished his career with 110 victories.
“We are excited to have David join the Spartan family and to continue to build on the proud tradition of wrestling at CWRU. David not only has a strong technical background as both a national-qualifying wrestler and a coach of one of the most respected programs in the country, but his vision for the holistic development of his student-athletes make him an ideal fit for our program. Furthermore, his background in college admissions and student leadership will make him a valued member of the campus community. All of these traits allowed him to create an immediate connection with the team that will give him the opportunity to hit the ground running. We are looking forward to the future of the CWRU wrestling program under David’s leadership.”
– TJ Shelton, James C. Wyant Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education