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Joe Regan has been named the next head wrestling coach at the College of Mount St. Vincent, the school announced last week. He succeeds Dean Zenie who held the position for the two previous seasons. Regan comes to the Riverdale, New York, school after stints at Mahopac High School and Westchester Community College. He takes over a team that is currently in its sixth year of competition and will be the fourth head coach of the Dolphins.
Riverdale, N.Y. – After a months-long search of looking for their next lead man, the College of Mount Saint Vincent has chosen Joe Regan as their next Head Wrestling Coach. Regan, a native of Putnam Valley, New York, will take over a program that has been in existence since 2012.
Coach Regan has a wealth of knowledge in the sport of wrestling, as he’s been leading young men in the right direction since 2002, where he was a part of the coaching staff at Mahopac High School until 2007. During his time there, Coach Regan helped the school compile multiple accolades, including coaching three section champions while also achieving four section team titles in five years, amongst others.
After finding a passion for coaching and recognizing it was for him at Mahopac, Coach Regan took his talents to Westchester Community College, where he reigned as head coach from 2013 up until 2015. “During my time at WCC, I wanted to build a brand and turn something small into something big,” Regan told CMSVAthletics.com. “That’s what I plan on doing here.”
Because of the roster and school location, amongst other factors, Coach Regan sees Mount Saint Vincent as an ideal fit.
“While it’ll be a challenge in this strong wrestling area, I believe I’ll have the ability to make a strong program,” Regan said. “After meeting with the team, it was easy to see we have a great group of guys on the roster. I love what they bring to the table.”
And when it comes to the wrestling program as a whole, Coach Regan has goals both for the short and long term.
“This year will be a rebuilding year. But day in and day out we will get better, grow and create a foundation that we can build upon. But in the long term, the area of the school will help us bring in great recruits. It’ll give us the chance to make something fantastic here.”