Jordan Leen joins the Pitt coaching staff after having spent six seasons with the Virginia Cavaliers where he was an assistant for five and an associate head coach in his final year. He will work primarily with the middle weights.
“Jordan is a high character individual that has the experience and mentality it takes to build an elite team and will make an immediate impact on this program. He is great at developing student-athletes and he is a very effective recruiter.”
“I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to help guide the Pitt Panthers to new heights,” said Leen. “I’d like to thank Pitt’s administration for entrusting me with the job. I have been impressed by Heather’s vision, the rest of administration and support staff’s commitment, as well as Keith’s plan for the program. I believe that together we can do something special here at Pitt and I think it can be a lot of fun in the process.”
During his tenure at Virginia under the guidance of Steve Garland, Leen helped produce 40 NCAA qualifiers, nine ACC champions and six All-Americans. The Cavaliers also claimed the 2015 ACC team championship.
Leen played a crucial role in developing 2017 NCAA runner-up George DiCamillo at 141 pounds. DiCamillo had a standout redshirt senior campaign, becoming just the third Cavalier in program history to reach the NCAA finals. At the conclusion of the season, DiCamillo was named ACC Wrestler of the year.
Prior to joining the UVA staff, Leen got his coaching start at Duke, spending the 2010-11 season with the Blue Devils.
A 2009 graduate of Cornell, Leen was the 2008 157-pound NCAA champion, a three-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier. He posted a career record of 118-29 while garnering First-Team All-Ivy League honors on three occasions.