YORK - The York College Athletics Department is pleased to announce that Jeff Albers (SR/Topeka, Kan) has accepted the role of assistant coach for the wrestling program.
Jared Stark, Vice President of Athletics and Enrollment, stated "Jeff is an extremely high level assistant with the ability to help boost our presence in the Midwest. He was an excellent wrestler himself and brings with him a great deal of maturity and perseverance. He is also already highly engaged with our campus which will create a great bond for the wrestling program and other parts of YC."
Coach Albers will assist head coach Ramon Diaz in all coaching duties. His focus right now is on recruiting, as he hopes to bring in 20 new faces this coming fall.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to continue being a part of the program that has helped shape me. The York College family has been a huge blessing to my family and I'm excited to give back," said Albers.
Albers wrestled for two seasons for the Panthers in the 285 lb weight class. Both years he was one match away from qualifying for the NAIA National Wrestling Championships.
He currently is the men's apartments' supervisor for all upperclassmen. He graduated on May 6 with a Bachelor's in Business Communications.
Albers is originally from Blackwell, Oklahoma. Prior to moving to York he was the assistant wrestling coach at Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka, Kansas. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Peyton and Avery.
"Wrestling has been part of my life since I was three years old. To be able to continue with the sport and program that has helped me grow is amazing," Albers said.