EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Tim Fader, a four-time WIAC Coach of the Year, will take the helm as head coach of the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team, announced by athletic director Dan Schumacher today.
Fader was most recently the assistant wresting coach at Wheaton College, but he is no stranger to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Fader spent 10 years as the head coach at UW-Whitewater from 2004-14 and was the head coach for six years at UW-La Crosse (1998-2004).
“We are excited to add Coach Fader to our staff,” said Schumacher. “He has established himself as one of the top coaches in the country and we are fortunate to bring someone like him to campus. I look forward to working with Coach Fader to build a championship wrestling program.”
In his time in the WIAC, Fader was named WIAC Coach of the Year four times (1999, 2001, 2002, 2014) and National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Coach of the Year twice (2001, 2012).
“Tim Fader represents the gold standard of excellence in coaching,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “He has demonstrated a history of an education-based philosophy and his number one priority is helping his student-athletes reach their potential on and off the mat.”