BEREA, Ohio -- Baldwin Wallace Univeristy Head Wrestling Coach Jamie Gibbs has announced the additions of Matt Curley and Andrew Taylor '14 to the coaching staff as assistant coaches in 2014-2015.
Curley is in his second stint with the Yellow Jacket wrestling program. He also coached at BW in 2012-2013. Curley is a 2011 graduate of Heidelberg University and spent the 2011-2012 season coaching at Stow-Munroe Falls (Ohio) High School.
While at Heidelberg, he majored in political science and minored in German. Curley was a four-year letterman and a two-time Ohio Athletic Conference champion on a team that won four straight OAC Tournament titles (2007-2008 through 2010-11) and back-to-back OAC regular season titles (2008-2009 and 2009-2010). He was a three-time NCAA Division III national tournament qualifier and received NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) All-America Scholar honors in 2010-11.
In addition, Curley ranks fourth all-time on Heidelberg's all-time victory list with 104 and is 12th all-time for single-season victories. He also participated in track and threw the javelin on the 2009-2010 OAC Championship team.
Curley works for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court system and he resides in North Olmsted.
Taylor, a native of Columbus and graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School, is in his first season at his alma mater after being an NCAA Division III national qualifier a year ago. He graduated this spring with a degree in early childhood education and is
The four-year letterman was an outstanding student-athlete, a Dean's List student and tabbed as a 2013-2014 NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Scholar All-American. Taylor, a team captain last winter, placed third at the Mideast Regional and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament at 133 pounds. He had a 92-70 overall record, including three 20 plus-win seasons and a career-high 32 victories as a senior. The 2014 John Summa Memorial Tournament champ led BW in takedowns for four straight seasons. He also earned second-team All-OAC honors.
Taylor is a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Helen Steiner Elementary school in Lorain. He resides in Berea.