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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Former All-American Noah Gonser has joined Campbell’s wrestling coaching staff as Director of Operations and Recruiting Coordinator.
Working under first year head coach Scotti Sentes, Gonser will coordinate the daily operations, administrative functions and recruiting travel for the program.
“I’m excited to start this new chapter and join a great coaching staff that builds champions on and off the mat,” said Gonser.
“I’m going to attack this with the same mindset that I did as a wrestler, but instead of focusing on my own goals, I’m focused on helping others reach their full potential. I’m excited to see these guys become champions.”
Gonser joins the staff after a tremendous collegiate career on the mat, including two years at Campbell. The Grand Blanc, Mich. native wrapped up one of the most decorated seasons in CU program history in 2019-20, earning NWCA Second Team All-American status, one of five Camels to earn All-America honors last season.
The 2020 SoCon Wrestler of the Year, Gonser ended the year with a 14-match winning streak, carrying a 30-5 overall record. A Grand Blanc, Mich. native, Gonser, seeded ninth at 133 pounds, was set for his third NCAA Championships appearance, and second as a Camel, beginning his career at Eastern Michigan.
In two seasons at Campbell, Gonser helped lead the Camels to two SoCon tournament and dual championships. The Camels finished the 2019-20 regular season at 11-2 overall and a perfect 7-0 in SoCon duals, winning its final nine matchups that included all seven conference bouts.
He was one of five Camels to claim individual SoCon tournament championships, helping secure Campbell's second straight and third SoCon tournament championship in four years (2017, 2019, 2020). CU's six NCAA qualifiers tied a school record (2019).
Campbell, ranking as high as No. 12 in the country (InterMat), completed a sweep of the SoCon's regular season with a 35-13 win at Davidson on February 23, claiming its second straight league dual championship.