Four-time All-American Joe LeBlanc was hired as an assistant coach for the Indiana University wrestling program on April 19. He enters his second season in Bloomington for the 2013-14 academic year.
LeBlanc came to Bloomington after a collegiate career at the University of Wyoming that left him as the greatest wrestler in school history.
"I have been a fan of Joe LeBlanc since I first saw him at the NCAA Championships during his freshman season," said Goldman upon the hiring. "His attitude and passion for the sport are evident in the way that he competes. His commitment to wrestling, academics and family make him a great fit for our staff and the goals of our program."
With 147 wins, LeBlanc became the winningest grappler to ever don a Wyoming singlet. Eighteen of those victories came at the NCAA Championships en route to four consecutive top-six finishes that vaulted him to the All-American stand.
Five Hoosiers qualified for the NCAA Championships in LeBlanc's first season in Bloomington. Heavyweight Adam Chalfant earned the No. 12 seed at nationals under the watchful eye of LeBlanc, his sparring partner each day at practice.
LeBlanc married his wife, Amanda (Gillan), on May 5, 2009; and has two sons, Tyson and Colby. Earned his Kinesiology and Health Promotion degree from Wyoming.
The Meeker, Colo., native capped off his collegiate career with a 34-3 mark as a senior. He lost just one bout during the regular season, earning the No. 1 seed at 184 pounds for the 2012 NCAA Championships. Overall, LeBlanc was 147-22 and the only four-time All-American in Cowboy history.
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