HARLESTON, S.C. — Luke Welch has been named the new assistant wrestling coach at The Citadel, it was announced by head coach Ryan LeBlanc.

“I am very excited to have Luke join our program,” said LeBlanc. “He brings a wealth of knowledge from both his experience as a competitor and a as a coach. He is aligned with our programs’ core values and beliefs, and our mission to develop principled leaders. I think he will have a great impact on all of our cadet-athletes.”

Luke WelchWelch joins the Bulldogs after spending last season as the assistant wrestling coach at the University of Mount Olive. He served as the recruiting coordinator in the Trojans’ inaugural season.

In that first season, Welch helped guide two wrestlers to the NCAA