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Ian Parker

Assistant Coach
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Ian Parker, an All-American wrestler and four-time NCAA qualifier, has joined the Virginia wrestling program as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 season.

Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Parker served as assistant head coach at Army for the 2022-23 season. Last season he helped coach three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships after Army took a sixth-place finish in the EIWA Championships.

As a collegian, Parker had a decorated career at Iowa State competing at 141 pounds. He was a four-time NCAA qualifier (2019-22) becoming the 47th wrestler in program history to be a four-time qualifier. He was a Big 12 Champion in 2020 on his way to earning NCAA All-American First Team honors. He was a Big 12 141-pound runner-up in 2021 and finished fifth at the conference championship in 2022. Parker finished with a 112-39 record in his six seasons wrestling for the Cyclones.

Parker, who was an NWCA Scholar All-American in 2020 and earned Second Team Academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2022, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.