Former Cyclone coach hired by USA Wrestling
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.