Wrestling Coach Bio
Former Lehigh All-American Brad Dillon begins his third season as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater. Dillon, a 2004 Lehigh graduate and two-year team captain, has spent the last six seasons as an assistant under Pat Santoro, four at Maryland and the last two at Lehigh.
Dillon has proven to be one of the most versatile coaches on staff, working in the practice room with wrestlers from nearly every weight class. He has also assisted in the recruiting efforts that helped bring in nationally-ranked recruiting classes at both schools. In two seasons, Dillon has helped guide the Mountain Hawks to a 39-4-1 record in duals.
Dillon amassed a record of 101-26 at Lehigh and ranks in the top ten in school history for career victories. As a senior in 2004, Dillon set a school single-season record with 24 dual meet victories, and also had a record-string of 39 straight dual meet wins from 2002-2004. Dillon captured EIWA Championships at 174 in both his junior and senior seasons, and went on to earn All-American honors in each of his final two years, placing fifth in 2003 and fourth in 2004.
Off the mat, Dillon was an NWCA Academic All-American as a senior and was an Academic All-District At-Large selection by CoSIDA. Before graduating with a degree in Biology, Dillon earned the Athletics Department’s highest honor when he was named Lehigh’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2004.
Dillon was raised in Allentown, and graduated from nearby Parkland High School. He currently resides in Allentown.
High School: Emmaus H.S., Parkland H.S.
College Career: Lehigh University 1999-2004
College Degree: B.S. Biology, Lehigh
Coaching Career: Asst. Maryland (2004-2008), Asst. Lehigh (2008-present)
Career Highlights: Two-time EIWA Champion… two-time All-American… school record 39 dual match winning streak… Academic All-American.