Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania Head Wrestling Coach Roger Reina announced that Damion Logan will join the staff as an assistant coach for the 2004-05 season.
“Damion is a dynamic coach, with a tremendous list of accomplishments,” Reina said. “He is one of the all-time best high school wrestlers from New Jersey, as well as a two-time NCAA All-American. He brings great intensity that will contribute to the next phase in the national rise of our program.”
Prior to Penn, Logan served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy in 2002 and 2003 and worked as a sports color commentator for Army Athletics for the past two years. He also is the president of the Apex Wrestling School, which is a club dedicated to enhancing the strength and wrestling abilities of its elite high school wrestlers in New Jersey.
Logan is no stranger to national competitive wrestling as he was named a two-time All-American at the University of Michigan. Logan was a highly decorated high school and collegiate grappler. He won the New Jersey state title three times (1993-96), was named New Jersey Most Outstanding Wrestler (1995), Member of the National High School Dream Team (1996) and was a three-time Junior National Freestyle All-American (1995-98). At Michigan, he was named Outstanding Freshman in 1997-98 and went on to earn All-American status in the 141-pound weight class at the 1999 and 2000 NCAA Championships.
Logan replaces Penn NCAA All-American Josh Henson, who has decided to return to competition and will train at the Olympic Training Center in the Greco Roman Residency Program through the 2008 Olympic Games.
Logan graduated from Michigan in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Communications.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant