Zack Sheaffer is in his eighth season as an assistant coach with Drexel Wrestling after joining head coach Matt Azevedo’s coaching staff in June 2011.
During his time with the Dragons, Sheaffer has helped guide Drexel Wrestling’s resurgence on and off the mat. The Dragons have won 65 matches, including 10-win seasons in each of the last three years, during his time on the staff. Drexel has sent 24 wrestlers to NCAA Wrestling Championships and placed 29 wrestlers in five years at EIWA Championships. Three Dragons have gone on to conference titles – Matt Cimato in 2016 (EIWA, 149 pounds), Kevin Devoy in 2015 (EIWA, 133 pounds) and Brandon Palik in 2013 (CAA, 197 pounds).
Prior to arriving in University City, he served as both an assistant coach and the interim head coach at Clarion University. He oversaw the Division I wrestling program at the school, managed nine summer camps and was in charge of recruiting. Prior to his appointment at Clarion, Sheaffer was an assistant coach at Limestone College and was a counselor and technician at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club.
On the mat, Sheaffer was a heavyweight All-American in 2009 as an undergraduate at Pittsburgh. He was a four-year letterwinner, a team captain and won more than 100 career matches. Sheaffer was a Freestyle and an Academic All-American in 2008.
Sheaffer graduated in April of 2009 from Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In June of 2014, he earned his master of science in sport management from Drexel University.