W&L Wrestling Coaches Collect Regional Awards Nathan Shearer and Alex Radsky were both honored within the NCAA Southeast Region.
Washington and Lee University Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Shearer and Assistant Coach Alex Radsky both collected regional honors following the Generals’ performance in the NCAA Division III Southeast Regional Championship held at York College of Pennsylvania on Feb. 24-25.
Shearer was selected as the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Southeast Region Coach of the Year and the NCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year, while Radsky was tabbed as the NCAA Southeast Regional Staff Person of the Year. Shearer’s NWCA award was based on the team’s regular season accomplishments, while both NCAA awards were selected on the team’s performance at the regional championship.
The Generals finished the 2022-23 season with an 11-2 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Blue & White won the ODAC Championship and placed third out of 21 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional while qualifying three wrestlers for the NCAA Division III Championship. The national championship event will be held in Roanoke, Virginia on March 10-11.
In his 12 seasons at W&L, Shearer has compiled an 83-101 (.451) overall record and three conference championships. After beginning his W&L career with five straight losing seasons, Shearer has guided the Generals to seven straight winning campaigns, including a program-best 16 wins in 2019-20. Shearer coached at Heidelberg College for one season before coming to W&L. He was named the 2010-11 NWCA Rookie Coach of the Year.
Radsky has been an assistant coach at W&L since 2015, helping lead the Blue & White to three conference championships and mentoring W&L wrestlers to five All-America citations. He was named the NWCA Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
Shearer holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University. Radsky earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College and a master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies from The Ohio State University.
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