Damion Logan Named Assistant Wrestling Coach

HOBOKEN, N.J. ― Stevens Institute of Technology Head Wrestling Coach Mike Clayton recently announced the hiring of Damion Logan as the Ducks’ head assistant coach for the upcoming 2010-11 season. Logan joins the Stevens coaching staff after a successful two-year stint as the head assistant wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004-06.

“Damion adds an additional dynamic to our room to help us ensure that the nation’s top wrestlers are attracted to our program,” said Clayton. “He will help us continue to focus on providing world-class academic support, wrestling training, and character development to our student-athletes. Our team’s success, both on and off the mats, is due to tremendous efforts on the part of the Stevens community’s support, the support of our growing fan and alumni base, and the amazing work ethic of our wrestlers.”

While at Penn, Logan helped haul in a pair of top-5 recruiting classes in 2004 and 2005. In addition to assisting then-head coach Zeke Jones – now with USA Wrestling – with the day-to-day operations of the Penn program, the Garfield, N.J. native played an integral role in the development of three Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champions, three All-Ivy selections, and a trio of NCAA Division I All-Americans in Matt Feast, Matt Herrington, and Matt Valenti. While at Penn, Logan also helped produce a pair of All-Ivy Academic honorees during his tenure.

Prior to his time with the Quakers, Logan enjoyed a decorated career at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Wolverines, Logan twice qualified for the NCAA Division I National Championships. A two-time NCAA Division I All-American, he served as the team’s captain in 2000.

“I am very pleased and honored to become part of the Stevens family. I am looking forward to working with the student-athletes, administration, and athletic department at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country,” said Logan. “I believe Coach Mike Clayton and I have a great outlook for the future and development of the Stevens wrestling program. I am looking forward to the upcoming 2010-11 wrestling season, and plan on producing a positive experience for our current and future student-athletes.”

A standout at St. Joseph Regional High School, Logan was a three-time NJSIAA New Jersey State Wrestling Champion and four-time NJSIAA state finalist.

Logan received his B.A. in Sports Management from the University of Michigan in 2001. Since graduating he has also aided in the development of the APEX wrestling school, while gaining professional experience in several commercial and educational career fields.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.