ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Kyle Massey, an NCAA All-American with three years of collegiate coaching experience, will take on an elevated role with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, the club announced on Thursday (July 12). Massey’s CKWC responsibilities will include management, coaching and fundraising.
“Fortifying the CKWC this past year was an essential step for the Michigan wrestling program and our Olympic hopefuls,” said coach Sean Bormet. “Building on that success and momentum is equally important. Kyle has an in-depth knowledge of wrestling, great enthusiasm and a tremendous work ethic on and off the wrestling mat. He will be a valuable asset to the CKWC and Michigan wrestling community.”
“It has been great being a part of this program for the past year,” said Massey. “I’m looking forward to expanding my role with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club and continuing to work with some of the best athletes in the world.”
Massey served as the Michigan volunteer coach in 2011-12, working with Wolverine upperweight and heavyweight wrestlers. He has three years of collegiate coaching experience after spending the previous two seasons on staff at his alma mater, Wisconsin, serving one year as volunteer assistant coach (2009-10) and another as the Badgers’ volunteer strength coach (2010-11).
During his collegiate career at Wisconsin (2006-09), Massey became the fifth heavyweight All-American in Badger history by claiming eighth place at the 2008 NCAA Championships. A three-time NCAA qualifier, Massey compiled an 84-32 career record, including a 30-10 mark in his junior season, and was selected to the 2008 NWCA All-Star Classic.
A native of Champlin, Minn., Massey received his bachelor’s degree in life science communications from the University Wisconsin in 2009.