Mark Hawald Steps Down as Head Coach of Spartan Wrestling

Mark Hawald Steps Down as Head Coach of Spartan Wrestling

CLEVELAND - Mark Hawald has announced his resignation as the head coach of Case Western Reserve University wrestling.  Hawald, who led the program for three seasons, has accepted the position of head coach at his alma mater, John Carroll University.

CWRU's wrestling program has a long history of excellence both on the mat and in the classroom. Overall, Case Western Reserve has produced 19 All-Americans, four NCAA National Champions and 38 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. The program has also ranked in the top-10 in the nation for team grade point average five times with the No. 1 ranking in Division III in 2007.

"The university thanks Coach Hawald for his work in advancing our wrestling program for the last three seasons. He is an exceptional leader of young men and we wish him the very best as he returns to lead the program at his alma mater," said Director of Athletics Amy Backus. "Our wrestling program is steeped in tradition, and we are excited to conduct a national search to identify the next head coach to lead our outstanding student-athletes at Case Western Reserve University."