Chad Walsh Hired As John Huemer Assistant Coach Of Wrestling

NEW YORK — Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli and Columbia wrestling announced, on Aug. 5, the addition of Chad Walsh as John Huemer Assistant Coach of Wrestling, filling out Columbia’s staff ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Walsh spent the previous three seasons at Davidson as an assistant coach with that program.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chad to New York City,” said Tanelli. “Columbia wrestling is better today because we have Chad’s leadership and motivating disposition. He is incredibly thoughtful and will add to our student-athletes’ experience in and out of the wrestling room.”

In 2021-22, Walsh helped the Wildcats to their most successful season since 2005, with Davidson notching five dual wins during the season. Additionally, three ‘Cats were named to the RPI for the first time in program history.

Walsh, a 2017 graduate of Rider University, was a two-time All-American for the Broncs, earning qualification to the NCAA Championship all four seasons. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey native is one of the most decorated grapplers in Rider history, earning a pair of EWL Wrestler of the Year honors and the Rider Male Athlete of the Year. Walsh was a three-time EWL Champion.

Following his stellar career on the mat, Walsh joined the Broncs coaching staff last season as an assistant. In under a year on the coaching side of things, Walsh helped guide three wrestlers to NCAA Tournament berths at 165, 174 and 197 pounds. The Broncs also placed second at the EWL Tournament during his lone season on staff.

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a masters in athletic leadership in 2018 while garnering Academic All-America recognition for four years.

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