FERRUM, Va. – Acting Director of Athletics Gary Holden has announced the hiring of Logan Meister as assistant wrestling coach at Ferrum College. A former Panther wrestler, Meister returns to Ferrum after a year as graduate assistant wrestling coach at McDaniel College.
At McDaniel, Meister was responsible for the Green Terror wrestling strength & conditioning program, helped lead practices, coached at competitions, conducted film reviews and was involved with every aspect of recruiting.
Meister is certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid, as well as through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a certified personal trainer. He is currently working towards certifications through the National Strength & Conditioning Associating (NSCA) and the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). Meister is also a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Conditioning Specialist.
Meister wrestled from 2014-17 for Ferrum, and is the most decorated wrestler in the short six-year history of the program. He qualified for the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Tournament as a freshman in 2014, then advanced again to the championships in 2016 and 2017. To date he is Ferrum's only three-time NCAA qualifier.
Meister's 2016 season was a highlight reel as he won the prestigious Pete Willson-Wheaton Memorial Tournament in Illinois, became Ferrum's first-ever regional champ at the East Regional and placed sixth at the NCAA Tournament to become the College's first-ever All-American wrestler.
Meister excelled off the mat at Ferrum as well, earning Dean's List honors all eight semesters, Academic All-Conference four times from the USA South Athletic Conference, Academic All-State from the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 2017 and he graduated with Cum Laude honors. He was named to the national Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-America team in 2017, then closed out his career when he earned the 2017 Ferrum College President's Cup.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to return to my alma mater and continuing to build the legacy we have created," said Meister. "Proud to be a Panther!"
Meister spent the 2017-18 season as a volunteer assistant coach under Head Coach Nate Yetzer and Associate Head Coach Ryan Riggs before beginning his work at McDaniel.