July 28, 2014

Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University head men's wrestling coach, and assistant athletic director Nate Moorman was named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men's wrestling coach. King athletic director David Hicks has named Jason Moorman the interim head men's wrestling coach while King searches for the next men's wrestling head coach.

"I'm excited to be named the interim men's wrestling coach and to be part of the transition process as King searches for a full-time head coach," Jason Moorman said. "Nate Moorman has done a terrific job establishing a successful program during his time here, and my priority is to maintain, and build on the successes as King goes through this process.

Jason Moorman is no stranger to King as he served as an assistant on Nate Moorman's men's wrestling staff for two seasons before starting the women's wrestling program prior to the 2009-10 season. The women's team has excelled under Jason Moorman, winning their first Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national title this past spring along with winning the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) dual national title.

"Jason started at King as a men's wrestling assistant, and has remained involved in the program on a limited basis since becoming the head coach of our women's wrestling program," Hicks said. "He's a proven head coach, and his familiarity with our men's program makes him an ideal person to lead the program on an interim basis during this transition."

The nationwide search to find the next King men's wrestling head coach will begin immediately.