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Lander University Wrestling Campus Life/ Facilities/ Coaching Staff/ Wrestling Program Overview

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Nestled in the heart of Greenwood, S.C., Lander University is a state-assisted, coeducational, four-year university with approximately 3,000 students. Throughout our 145-year history, Lander has enrolled and graduated people who think and create, who inspire and lead, and who break boundaries and shape the world around us. In other words, people like you.

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On campus dining & restaurants

NEW full service Chick Fil A added in Fall of 2020

Grab a snack or quick lunch in between classes a the campus POD!

All you can eat Campus Dining hall is included for all Freshman who live on campus. A full service salad bar offers a healthy option at every meal.

Need a quick Caffeine boost! Grab your favorite coffee or beverage at our full size Starbucks located in the University library.

Great Sandwiches and Wraps available at our campus Which Which!

On Campus Dorms & Apartments

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Biology - Business Administration - Chemistry - Computer Science - Criminology - Cybersecurity - Education - English - Environmental Science- Exercise Science- Financial Services - Fine Arts- Graphic Design - Government Administration- History - Interdisciplinary Studies - Mass Communications - Marketing - Mathematics- Music - Nursing Physical Education - Political Science- Psychology- Sociology - Spanish- Special Education - Teaching - Visual Arts

Living in Greenwood South Carolina!

Located 5 Miles from campus, LAKE GREENWOOD is an ideal place for fishing, water sports, or just to hang out and cook out at the lake.

Largemouth Bass fishing
Year round water sports with our warm climate.
Excellent deer and turkey hunting opportunities

City Amenities: 100s of local and chain restaurants for dining, Movie theater, Shopping mall, Large selection of grocery stores and more.

Nearby Places: Greenville/ Spartanburg 1 Hour away, Atlanta 2 Hours Away, South Carolina Beaches 2 1/2 hours away.

only a couple hours away from the South Carolina coast!
Uptown Greenwood

Uptown Greenwood offers year round shopping, dining, and lodging . Additionally, uptown is a host to numerous festivals and events year round.

LANDER ATHLETIC FACILITIES / THE BEST NCAA DIVISION II FACILITIES IN THE NATION

Our future home! Completion summer 2021

New Wrestling Practice facility

  • Over 5000 Square feet of Mat Space
  • New Team Locker Rooms
  • New Team Room
  • New Athletics wide weight room
  • New Strength and Conditioning facility in practice area

Experienced NCAA Coaching Staff for all weight classes

R.C. LaHaye (Head Coach, 11th Season as an NCAA D2 Head Coach, Head Coach NCAA 3rd Place Team) Trung Duong (Assistant Coach, 2x NCAA All American) Chris Freije (Assistant Coach, NCAA National Finalist, 10+ Years NCAA Coaching Experience, Jordan Jacobs (Head Strength Coach) 10 years Experience as NCAA Head Strength coach.

BEARCATS BUILDING! TWO TOP 10 NATIONALLY RANKED RECRUITING CLASSES IN A ROW!

Program Accomplishments in only 2 seasons...

2021 SACC Team 2nd Place Finish
2021 SACC Wrestler of the Year
(2) All SACC First Team Selections

Wrestling Program Mission Statement: To build the premier NCAA Division II wrestling program in america, while consistently producing top notch citizens, students, and athletes in that specific order.

GOOD PEOPLE -> GOOD STUDENTS -> GOOD ATHLETES

PROGRAM CORE VALUES

Honesty / Integrity / Work Ethic / Discipline

Vision: Through relentless hard work, Lander wrestling will become the premier NCAA Division II wrestling program in the nation, while maintaining a standard of excellence in all facets of our lives.

Total Program Support! From the administration, from the community, and from the athletic department.

How to Contact us:

Coach LaHaye- rlahaye@lander.edu / Cell : 602-909-9885

Coach Trung- Tduong@lander.edu / Cell: 434-258-3221

Coach Frejie- christopher.freije@lander.edu / 480-495-3085

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