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Keystone College head wrestling coach Steve Mytych has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Leadership Group as the Mideast Regional Representative, announced on Oct.30.

Within this role, Mytych will represent the region on the DIII Coaches Association Executive Committee

“I am excited to work with all the head coaches in our region to better us as a whole,” Mytych explained. “I’m also looking forward to working with the NCAA and its board members and learning from the best in the business.”

Mytych fills the spot vacated by legendary Ursinus head coach Bill Racich, who unexpectedly passed away in September.

“I’m honored to take over this position,” Mytych continued. “Bill was a mentor to me and we talked weekly about issues & concerns in Division III wrestling.”

The mission of the NWCA DIII Leadership Group is to provide the coaches from each conference or region with a voice, at the Association level, that will improve the communication among members and their National organizations.

The NWCA DIII Leadership Group also assures that the coaches association is providing its members with the support needed for the sport to thrive in the collegiate environment.

Each conference or region will select a member head coach who will serve a three-year, renewable term, on the NWCA Leadership Group for that division.

To be eligible to serve, one must be a head coach at an active NWCA DIII member institution sponsoring Men’s Wrestling and must be a member of the NWCA as an individual or as part of an institutional membership.

Mytych’s responsibilities will include participating on each monthly conference call, communicate critical issues to the Leadership Group on behalf of their conference or region, communicate to their conference or regional coach’s actions taken and issues discussed at the monthly Leadership Group meeting, make every effort to attend the annual in person meeting held in conjunction with the NWCA Convention in August each year, assist in serving on ad hoc committees that the Leadership Group deems necessary for the betterment of the divisional coaches and the sport, identify a conference or regional head coach that can serve as a substitute for calls that the elected representative cannot attend, be an active participant in all the calls, and to represent the Region on the DIII Coaches Association Executive Committee.

The Keystone College wrestling squad opened up the 2018-19 campaign at the Drexel Dragon Duals on Sunday.

The Giants fell to Wheeling Jesuit 51-3 and lost to the host Dragons 59-0.

Against Wheeling Jesuit, sophomore Thomas Michaels won 8-4 at 157 pounds, defeating Blake Miller, for Keystone’s lone victory of the day

Keystone will head to the University of Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the Electric City Duals.