Sacred Heart University athletic director Don Cook announced today that Casey Brewster has been appointed as head wrestling coach for the Pioneers, at the conclusion of a national search.
"We think Casey will be a dedicated, high-energy coach who will help our student-athletes forge a solid work ethic that leads to excellence both in the classroom and on the mat," says Cook. "We are very excited to have him join our athletic family and we look forward to watching how he helps our program progress."
A graduate of the University of West Virginia holds a degree in athletic coaching education. As a competitor while at WV, Brewster was a runner-up at the 2004 Eastern Wrestling League at 125 pounds, qualifying for the NCAA Championships. He was named an All-American after the 2004-05 season. He started his collegiate career at Edinboro, where he was an NAIA All-American at 133 pounds.
While training with the Mountaineers, Brewster had the opportunity to train with high-caliber mentors including Zeke Jones (Penn), Lou Rosselli (Ohio State) and Craig Turnbull (WVU). While living in Morgantown, Brewster was a member of the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club and finished his collegiate career with a record of 66-28.
A Nashville, TN native, Brewster served as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater for the 2005 winter season. He moved on to Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina in December, and worked there until November when he was hired at Rutgers.
Brewster has worked at several wrestling camps throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia, starting as an undergraduate student. He also coached in California at the camp of his college wrestling coach at WV, Zeke Jones.
Brewster takes over the Pioneer program from Andy Seras, who guided the team for five years and resigned to pursue other opportunities.