RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State wrestling head coach Pat Popolizio has added former Wolfpack three-time All-American Kevin Jack as a volunteer assistant coach. Jack first captured All-American honors as a real freshman on the 2015 NCAA Championships, and has been a part of the Wolfpack assist workers since he graduated in 2018.
“From being a student-athlete, to being concerned with our teaching workers since his senior season, Kevin has been by means of the method right here at NC State each academically and as an athlete right here at NC State,” stated Popolizio.
“Watching him over the previous couple of seasons, I do know he is a superb mentor to our guys within the room, and he is likely one of the high up and coming coaches. I sit up for seeing him progress on this new position on our workers, as he’ll proceed so as to add to our group tradition each on and off the mat.”
Whereas wrestling at NC State, Jack was a four-year starter at 141 kilos. Jack completed his NC State profession as solely the fifth particular person to earn All-American honors 3 times in a profession, and he additionally completed second at school historical past in profession wins (113). Jack burst onto the school wrestling scene, popping out of redshirt and inserting fifth at 141 kilos as a real freshman in 2015. He then went on to position third in 2017 and capped his profession with a sixth place end in 2018.
He earned his undergraduate diploma in sport administration (2018) after which a grasp’s diploma in parks, rec and tourism (2020) from NC State. After his 2018 commencement, he served because the Pack’s Recruiting Coordinator.
Initially from Danbury, Conn., Jack posted a highschool report of 122-11 and was a two-time New England Champion. His youthful brother Ryan is at the moment in his second season within the Wolfpack program.