2011-12 Mocs wrestling
More on Heath Eslinger Year Overall SoCon (Finish) 2009-10 11-7 5-0 (1st) 2010-11 11-9 5-0 (1st) Totals 22-16 10-0 SoCon Tournament Finishes 2010 4th 2011 1st NCAA Tournament Finishes 2010 55th 2011 T65th 2011 SoCon Coach of the Year
Heath Eslinger has added energy, enthusiasm and leadership to the side- Coaching Experience Cleveland HS - Head Coach - 2007-09 lines in Maclellan Gym.
as an assistant at UTC under Terry Brands from 2002-04. There he learned the ins and outs of recruiting, fundraising, budgets and the overall administration of a collegiate athletic program.
impressive and included two state titles at Bradley Central High School. He was captain of the first team to win a state title for the Bears and the 1995 TSSAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Fresh out of college, Eslinger returned to his high school alma mater, Bradley Central in Cleveland, for his first coaching experience. As an assistant for the Bears, he helped guide Bradley Central to state titles in 2001 and 2002. He also served as an elementary physical education teacher in Bradley County school system.
Eslinger and his wife, Brandi, have three daughters, Brookelyn (6) and twins, Madelyn and Keelyn (4) and a new son, Carson. He is very involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and won the organization’s Jim Slater Leadership Award in 2008. In 2007, he earned the FCA’s Gerry Stephens Influence Award. A noted speaker, Eslinger has also been featured at camps and events all across the southeast for the past five years, including groups of up to 2,000 at a time.
Eslinger won four letters with the Mocs from 1995-2000. He posted a 120-18 all-time record, won three Southern Conference titles and qualified for the NCAA Championships three times. His 120 wins broke the school’s all-time record and is still the second highest win total in UTC history.
Chattanooga - Assistant Coach - 2002-04 Bradley Central HS - Asst. Coach - 2001-02 Personal Full Name: Jonathan Heath Eslinger Born: June 17, 1977 Hometown: Cleveland, Tenn. Age: 34 Wife: Brandi Children: Brookelyn (6), Madelyn (4) Keelyn (4), Carson (3 months) Education: Chattanooga - 2000 Exercise Science K-12 Collegiate Career Chattanooga - 1995-2000 Career Record - 120-18 Three SoCon Titles Three NCAA Championship Appearances 120 Wins is No. 2 All-Time at UTC 2000 SoCon Wrestler of the Year 2000 SoCon Tourn. Most Outstanding
Respected by his teammates, Eslinger was tabbed as team captain all four years of his collegiate career. He was the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year in 2000 and the SoCon Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler that same season. His senior year he climbed as high as No. 6 in the nation. Eslinger’s prep career was just as
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