Oct. 7, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling program announced Jordan Leen has been elevated to associate head coach on Friday. Leen is entering his sixth year with the Cavalier program.
“Each year Jordan has grown tremendously as a coach and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to elevate him to associate head coach of our program,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “Jordan has been loyal, he’s worked hard and contributed much to me personally and to our program as a whole. He likes to say ‘take what you’ve earned.’ He’s certainly earned this title and increased responsibility in our program. I’m really happy he’s getting the recognition he deserves.”
Virginia has had five standout seasons since Leen’s arrival, highlighted by 36 NCAA qualifiers, nine ACC champions and four All-Americans, as well as the 2015 ACC team championship.
In his first season in 2011, the Cavaliers had three wrestlers win ACC championships. The program has continued to experience success each season, most recently with George DiCamillo claiming his third ACC championship in 2016 to become only the seventh Virginia wrestler to win three ACC championships in his career. The Cavaliers have sent at least five wrestlers to the NCAA championships each season since Leen arrived at UVA with a record nine competitors in the 2013 championships.