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Gavin Announces Wrestling Assistants



This morning new Pitt wrestling coach Keith Gavin officially announced his assistant coaches.

One is a new name, the other is someone that’s returning.

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Gavin announced that Drew Headlee will remain on the staff and that he is hiring Jordan Leen.

Headlee will be returning for his fourth season as an assistant at Pitt. During his tenure, Headlee has coached 15 Panther wrestlers that have qualified for the NCAA Championships and six who have won ACC titles.

“It was very important for me to keep Drew on staff,” said Gavin. “I wanted someone that knew the ins and outs of this program and he has overwhelming support from the student-athletes, staff and alumni. I have run into Drew at just about every major recruiting event over the years and I saw him consistently working to improve the Pitt wrestling program. His determination and work ethic embody what the foundation of this program will be built on.”

Leen spent the past six seasons with Virginia, five as an assistant and one as associate head coach.

“Jordan is a high character individual that has the experience and mentality it takes to build an elite team and will make an immediate impact on this program. He is great at developing student-athletes and he is a very effective recruiter,” said Garvin.

At Virginia, Leen worked with 40 NCAA qualifiers, nine ACC champions and six All-Americans.

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