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Isaac Jordan joins IU wrestling staff


Redshirt freshman Austin Holmes and redshirt freshman Davey Tunon wrestle in the 149 lb weight class in the Cream and Crimson dual on Oct. 26 at the University Gym. IU named Mike Dixon associate head coach on Tuesday. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

A new era of IU wrestling began in April when longtime coach Duane Goldman retired and former IU wrestler Angel Escobedo was named his successor. 

The transition continued Tuesday when Escobedo announced former Wisconsin wrestler Isaac Jordan will join his staff as an assistant coach.

"I am excited to have Isaac join the program," Escobedo said in a press release. "When I was looking for an assistant coach, I wanted a high level wrestler with outstanding integrity and character. Isaac brings all those attributes to the program and will be a great mentor for our athletes to look up to."

Jordan finished his four varsity seasons at Wisconsin with a record of 115-17. As a junior, he went 29-1 at 165 lbs., finishing the season as the runner-up at the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Since graduating from Wisconsin in 2017, the Ohio native has served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State. In his one season with the program, the Cowboys had four wrestlers end the season as All-Americans.

"I'd like to thank coach Escobedo for the opportunity to come back to the Big Ten Conference," Jordan said in the release. "I'm looking forward to building something special here in Bloomington."

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