Zwaschka named UW-Whitewater head coach
By Chris Lindeke
WHITEWATER – Marshfield native and former UW-Whitewater wrestling assistant coach Matt Zwaschka is the next head coach of the Whitewater Warhawks.
“We are thrilled to welcome Matt Zwaschka as our head wrestling coach,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Todd Garzarelli said. “His familiarity with our program as a former assistant, combined with his passion for building on the rich tradition of Warhawk wrestling and his recruiting experience in the area, make him a great fit here at UW-Whitewater.”
Zwaschka served as an assistant coach for the Warhawks from 2005-11, working in all aspects of the program. He helped the team tie for 12th at the 2009 NCAA Championships and coached seven All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans, and six individual Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions.
After leaving UW-Whitewater, Zwaschka was hired as head wrestling coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in 2013, helping four Raiders reach the NCAA Championships during his five years at the helm. He coached one All-American and seven Academic All-Americans while overseeing all aspects of the program and serving as assistant director of recreation at MSOE.
Zwaschka also worked as an assistant wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Port Washington High School during his tenure at MSOE. He was a physical education and health education teacher in the Port Washington-Saukville School District from 2011-13.
Zwaschka is currently the Junior Greco Roman National Team coach for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation, a position he has held since 2012.
Zwaschka wrestled at UW-La Crosse during his undergraduate career, earning four letters and claiming the WIAC championship and a spot at the NCAA Championships at 165 pounds in 2003. He earned his bachelor’s in exercise and sports science in 2003 and his master’s in exercise and sports science in 2005.