North Dakota State University head wrestling coach Roger Kish announced that former Virginia Tech All-American Jarrod Garnett has joined the program as an assistant coach.
A three-time ACC champion and 2013 All-American for Virginia Tech, Garnett spent the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant for Leigh University and training with the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club. He was an assistant coach for Bucknell University in 2013-14.
A career 125-pounder at Virginia Tech, Garnett posted three 30-win seasons, and amassed a 126-29 career record, with the 126 wins tying for third most in program history. The 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year, Garnett won ACC titles in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and was the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2013 ACC Tournament. In his senior season, Garnett earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish at 125, rallying from a first round upset loss to win five straight matches.A four-time NCAA qualifier, Garnett posted 63 dual meet victories, 61 career bonus wins, and 24 wins by fall during his time in Blacksburg. He reached the finals at the prestigious Midlands Championships in each of the last three seasons, winning a title as a senior in December 2012 and finishing second in 2011 and 2013. Last year, Garnett competed as a post-graduate.
Garnett’s freestyle credentials include being a two-time University Nationals All-American, highlighted by a second place finish in 2012. He has also competed at the US Open and the University World Team Trials.
A Newark, Del., native, Garnett earned a bachelor’s degree in apparel, housing and resource management, with a focus on consumer studies, from Virginia Tech in 2013.