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Cal Poly hires three-time Iowa All-American as assistant wrestling coach

Three-time All-American wrestler Mike Evans was named Wednesday as an assistant coach for the Cal Poly wrestling program.

“I am very excited to welcome Mike Evans to the Cal Poly wrestling program,” fifth-year head coach Brendan Buckley said in a news release. “Mike impressed me on his interview and has the type of mindset that will benefit our entire program. We can’t wait to begin working with him.”

The 23-year-old Evans, who wrestled at national powerhouse Iowa, placed second three times and third once in the Big Ten Conference Championships from 2012-15 on his way to a 107-27 career record.

In March, Evans finished sixth in the NCAA Tournament at 174 pounds, and his team placed second. Cal Poly finished in a tie for 58th place.

As a top recruit at Blair Academy in New Jersey, Evans was 52-0 as a high school senior and claimed prep state and national titles at 189 pounds.

Evans joins third-year assistant coach Scotti Sentes and Brandon Hatchett, a volunteer coach, on the Mustangs coaching staff.