EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano announced the addition of 2010 NCAA Champion Jay Borschel to the Wildcats coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. A collegiate standout at Iowa, Borschel racked up an overall record of 98-10 at 174 lbs, was a two-time All-American and Iowa’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2010.
“As a former national champion and key member of three NCAA championship teams, Jay knows what it takes to be successful as a wrestler and I have no doubt that will translate into his coaching career,” Pariano said. “We had a notable 2011-12 season but know that Jay can help us reach the next level. He provides our program with the perfect compliment of intelligence and competitiveness, which shows with his numerous wrestling and academic achievements. His ability to teach our sport will greatly impact our program moving forward.”
Borschel replaces NU three-time All-American Brandon Precin, who served as the team’s volunteer assistant coach during the 2011-12 season. Precin will be focusing on his role with the Wildcat Wrestling Club as he continues to train with the USA Wrestling Program. In his expansive role, Precin will be utilizing his freestyle skills to enhance the WWC and represent Northwestern and the NYAC at various international events throughout the year, beginning with the Hari Ram Grand Prix Tournament in India from May 25-27.