EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Steve Wozniak has been named head coach for the UW-Eau Claire wrestling team, Director of Athletics Dan Schumacher announced today.
"I am excited to have Steve return as the head wrestling coach this year," said Schumacher. "His appointment brings stability and promise for a successful season."
Wozniak served as the interim head coach during the 2013-14 season. Last season the Blugolds advanced two wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Championship. Wozniak replaced Jon Ames, who served as interim head coach during the 2012-13 season.
Wozniak has served as an assistant coach for the Blugold wrestling team from 2010-13. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2011 with a health promotion/wellness degree and competed on both the Pointer wrestling and football team. Wozniak was a nationally-ranked heavyweight during his senior season with the Pointers and earned National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American honors. He is currently attending UW-Stout to earn a Master's Degree in school counseling.
"I look forward to another season of being a Blugold," Wozniak said. "Last year we took another step in the right direction, and we will continue off the progress we made the previous year. I have a great group of assistant coaches, and I look forward to leading the team into the 2014-15 wrestling season."