Virginia Tech wrestling coach Kevin Dresser was named ACC Coach of the Year on Tuesday. It was the fourth consecutive season that he has earned the honor. He was one of two Hokies to take home hardware when the ACC wrestling awards were announced.
Dresser led Virginia Tech to its fourth straight top 10 finish this season. Their fourth-place finish in the NCAA Championship was the highest finish in school history, and the highest finish of any ACC program in the history of the conference. The Hokies went 16-2 in dual meets this year, and they also went 6-2 against nationally ranked opponents.
Tech had six All-Americans on this year’s roster, and they finished the year ranked third nationally in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll. That represents their highest ranking in school history.
Freshman David McFadden had a lot to do with that ranking. He had a 27-11 overall record and finished third in the ACC Championships. In the NCAA Championships, he finished fifth overall in the 165-pound weight class. He went 6-2 overall in that event.
As a result of his efforts, McFadden was named ACC Freshman Wrestler of the Year.