Former Cyclone coach hired by USA Wrestling

AP FILE PHOTO • In this Jan 9, 2010, file photo, Iowa State's head coach Kevin Jackson, left, directs Iowa State's Dalton Jensen, right, against Maryland's Alex Krom in the 141 pound weight class quarterfinal match at the NWCA National Duals wrestling competition at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Jackson, the former Iowa State coach, has been hired by USA Wrestling on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, developmental coach for the men's freestyle team.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson has been hired by USA Wrestling.

The governing body announced Wednesday that Jackson will be a the developmental coach for the men’s freestyle team.

Jackson was an Olympic champion at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, and he also won two world titles. Jackson later served as the national freestyle coach from 2000-2008, helping Cael Sanderson and Henry Cejudo take home Olympic gold medals.

Jackson was let go by Iowa State at the end of last season after the Cyclones lost their last 10 dual meets. He had remained on staff at Iowa State in an administrative capacity within the athletic department.

Jackson will work alongside national team coach Bill Zadick.