Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State wrestling assistant coach Marc Harwood has been selected to attend the 2014 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Leadership Academy.
The Leadership Academy will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa from July 31-August 3. The NWCA covers airfare, lodging, meals and registration fees to all coaches selected due to donors who generously fund the event.
The Coaching Leadership Academy is designed to utilize peer group discussion among college coaches, athletic administrators, and CEOs to develop the best practices for protecting and strengthening intercollegiate wrestling programs.,Further, the NWCA wants to help coaches better align their programs with educational values.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to participate in the Leadership Academy,” Harwood said. “It’s a great opportunity to learn from the best in the wrestling community and to bring that knowledge back to southern Minnesota.”
Harwood, a native of Lakefield, Minn., joined the Minnesota State wrestling staff in the summer of 2013 after serving as an assistant coach for Bloomsburg (Pa.) in 2012-13.