Campus hires men's wrestling coach for new program

March 25, 2011

Jeff Winkle has been hired as coach of the Penn State Beaver men’s wrestling team, which will begin its first season in the 2011 fall semester.

Winkle is a graduate of Hopewell High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. He has remained active in Hopewell’s wrestling program for 13 years. Winkle holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Geneva College and a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University.

"I look forward to the challenges and opportunities provided with starting a new wrestling program," Winkle said. "Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area have significant wrestling talent to draw from, and the new program should be a great fit within the Penn State Beaver Athletic Department."

Currently, Beaver has seven varsity sports: baseball, softball, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

For information, contact Andy Kirschner, Beaver campus athletic director, at or 724-773-3826, or visit

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Last Updated March 28, 2011