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Maggie Kermoade Named Head Women's Wrestling Coach

Maggie Kermoade Named Head Women's Wrestling Coach

Director of Athletics Jason Doviak announced the hiring of Maggie Kermoade as Alfred State's first Women's Wrestling Coach. Kermoade will take the reigns of the new Pioneer program which is scheduled to begin competition in the winter of 2023-24.

Jason Doviak spoke on the new hiring. "Maggie's leadership, vision, and enthusiasm stood out during the interview process. Her passion and experience within women's wrestling will undoubtedly enable her to establish a strong program very quickly. We are excited Maggie is joining our Pioneer family and look forward to her guiding and developing strong women to a successful undergraduate experience."

Kermoade has experience at all levels of wrestling. Her most recent experience comes from Nathan Hale Highschool in Seattle, Washington. Kermoade worked with both male and female wrestlers at the high school level, with a focus on developing them into young adults and preparing them for college athletics. Kermoade is a graduate of the University of Washington and was the captain of the Husky Wrestling Club in her time on the campus. Her main duties included structuring and maintaining a team culture, recruitment, and mentoring young athletes at the University of Washington. 

Maggie Kermoade spoke on her hiring, "I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Alfred State College. The position of head women's wrestling coach offers an excellent platform to serve young people at a school with the right resources and attitude to nurture championship female athletics. The recent addition of this program, and of others like it, is proof that women's wrestling is developing, legitimate, and extremely impactful on the growing number of athletes across the country brave enough to step onto the mat. I wholeheartedly believe that this coming year has tremendous things in store for both the pioneer's inaugural season and for the growth of women's wrestling nationally. Having the opportunity to work for an institution that deeply aligns with my values of service and that shares my hope to abundantly contribute to this sport is truly an honor."

Kermoade will officially begin her duties for Alfred State Athletics on Thursday, April 13.