CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois wrestling Head Coach Jim Heffernan announced the hiring of Bryan Medlin as the program’s Director of Operations on Thursday. In addition to being the Director of Operations for the team, Medlin will also serve as the Head Coach of the Illinois Regional Training Center. The addition completes Coach Heffernan’s coaching staff after Mike Poeta was hired as an assistant coach in June. Medlin’s hire is pending completion of the university hiring processes and Board of Trustees approval.
“Bryan brings a tremendous amount of experience and success to our program,” Coach Heffernan said of Medlin. “I’ve gotten to know Bryan over the past several years. I have great trust in him, as he has the skills and desire to help Illinois continue to build a comprehensive program. He’s a great fit and a very logical choice for our program.”
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