Baldwin Wallace University has announced that Matt Curley and Andrew Taylor have been hired as assistant wrestling coaches, the NCAA Division III school in Berea, Ohio announced Wednesday.
The two men have first-hand experience with the Yellow Jacket wrestling program. Curley was an assistant coach during the 2012-13 season, while Taylor is a former BW wrestler and 2014 graduate. They join a coaching staff headed up by Jamie Gibbs, along with fellow assistant coaches Bill McGrain and Casey Bradley.
Curley is a 2011 graduate of Heidelberg University in Ohio, where he was a four-year letter winner and two-time Ohio Athletic Conference champ. In addition, he was a three-time NCAA Division III national tournament qualifier who earned NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) All-America Scholar honors in 2010-11. During his time as a wrestler for the Student Princes, Heidelberg won four straight OAC Tournament titles (2007-08 through 2010-11) and back-to-back OAC regular season titles in 2009 and 2010.
In addition to having coached at Baldwin Wallace, Curley spent one season as wrestling coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Ohio. Beyond his coaching duties for the Yellow Jackets, Curley works for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court system.
Taylor, a graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School in Ohio, crafted a successful wrestling career at Baldwin Wallace. The Columbus native built a 92-70 overall record, highlighted by winning the 2014 John Summa Memorial Tournament and qualifying for the 2014 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at 133 pounds as senior. Taylor, a four-year letter winner, was an outstanding student-athlete, a Dean’s List student and tabbed as a 2013-2014 NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Scholar All-American. In addition to being a coach at his college alma mater, Taylor is now is a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Helen Steiner Elementary school in nearby Lorain.