Head Coach Eddy Augustin
Amherst College hired head coach Eddy Augustin this past summer to revive the school’s wrestling program. Despite being in its earliest stages, it did not take long for Augustin to get the club program up and running.
Augustin made his debut with the Amherst football team this past Fall as the defensive line coach. While working with the football staff, Augustin met with interested wrestlers, organized the team’s preseason program, ordered equipment and handled any other wrestling-related duties.
A native of Malvern, Pa., Augustin majored in psychology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. His football coaching résumé includes stints at Las Lomas High School in California, Norwich University, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and at his college alma mater.
Off the field, Augustin spent time as an Academic Athletic Advising and Compliance Intern at Sonoma State University and as an Academic Athletic Advising and Recruiting Intern at University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a master’s degree in sports psychology at John F. Kennedy University in California. Augustin and his wife of five years, Georgina, reside in nearby Northampton, Mass.
“Wrestling has been a very important part of my life, so I’m excited to reunite the program with Amherst,” says Augustin. “Walking around Alumni Gymnasium, I see pictures dating back to the early 1900s and it’s obvious that wrestling was a big part of the Amherst tradition.”