PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team has added Josh Dziewa as its Director of Operations, head coach Alex Tirapelle announced.
"I am excited to announce that Josh Dziewa has officially joined the Penn Wrestling staff as our new Director of Operations," said Tirapelle, the Roger Reina Head Coach of Wrestling. "Josh is a Pennsylvania product that spent his collegiate career competing for the storied University of Iowa program. In addition to his contributions to Penn Wrestling, Josh will also spend time with the Pennsylvania RTC and Beat the Streets Philadelphia. All three organizations will benefit greatly from his wealth of experiences."
In his role, Dziewa will be responsible for coordinating the handling all of Penn Wrestling’s operational needs; including travel arrangements, video scouting, camp and clinic registration, and recruiting. In addition, he will serve as Penn Wrestling’s liaison to Beat The Streets.
"I am excited to join Coach Tirapelle and The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team," Dziewa said. "I feel that the winning mentality and mandatory standard of excellence in all aspects is a philosophy which matches my own. We are working to generate national, world and Olympic champions on the mat, while simultaneously generating future leaders. Penn is a unique institution, and I am very excited to begin my tenure as the Director of Wrestling Operations.”
Dziewa, a 2015 graduate of Iowa, was a two-time NCAA qualifier for the Hawkeyes where he compiled an 84-26 career record. In 2015, Dziewa was runner-up at the Big Ten Championships at 141 pounds, and finished the season with a 29-9 record.
A four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Dziewa was named to the NWCA All-Academic team in 2015 and received Iowa’s J. Donald McPike, Sr. Award as the senior wrestler with the highest GPA.
A Yardley, Pa. native, Dziewa attended Council Rock South High School where he posted a career record of 124-7 and was a state champion.
Dziewa graduated from Iowa with a degree in recreation and sports business.