FERRUM — Former Ferrum College standout wrestler Logan Meister, a three-time NCAA Division III national tournament qualifier, has accepted a position at his alma mater as an assistant coach, college athletics officials said in a prepared release Tuesday.
Meister returns to Ferrum after a year as graduate assistant wrestling coach at McDaniel (Maryland) College.
At McDaniel, Meister was responsible for the Green Terror wrestling strength and conditioning program, helped lead practices, coached at competitions, conducted film reviews and was involved in recruiting.
Meister wrestled from 2014-17 for Ferrum, and is the most decorated campaigner of the six-year-old intercollegiate program. He qualified for the national tournament as a freshman in 2014,, then advanced to the championships in 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, Meister won his weight class championship at the Pete Willson-Wheaton Memorial in Illinois, became Ferrum’s first regional champion and placed sixth at the NCAA Tournament to become Ferrum’s first All-American.
Meister excelled academically too, earning Dean’s List honors all eight semesters, of his enrollment academic all-conference recognition four times from the USA South Athletic Conference, an academic all-state citation from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) in 2017 and he graduated Cum Laude.
Also Meister was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-America team and was one of two recipients of the Ferrum College President’s Cup, both in 2017.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to return to my alma mater and continuing to build the legacy we have created,” Meister said. “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.