Hicks names Moorman head men's wrestling coach

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced on Friday that Jason Moorman will be the next men's wrestling head coach. Moorman, who is the King women's wrestling coach will take on both roles for the upcoming season.

He takes over the men's wrestling from Nate Moorman who was hired as the athletic director at Emmanuel College earlier this summer.

Moorman has led the very successful King women's wrestling program since its inception in 2009. The Tornado have finished in the top-3 at the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships each of the last three years, most recently earning their first national title in 2014. Along with the WCWA national, Moorman also led King to their first National Wrestling Coaches Association Dual national championship in 2014.

"Jason is an accomplished coach with 14 years of coaching experience at the national and international level," Hicks said. "He's coached state champions, national champions and medalists on the world stage. He possesses tremendous knowledge of the sport, is a great teacher of the sport, is dedicated to the development of the entire person and has demonstrated a commitment to the concept of student-athlete. I'm extremely excited about the future of both our men's and women's programs under Jason's leadership."

Prior to starting the women's wrestling program, Moorman 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 process to find an associate head coach will begin immediately.