Wrestling Coach Bio
|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Former Pittsburgh All-American Drew Headlee is in his first season on the Lehigh coaching staff. Headlee will train and work with the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club, a position that allows him to assist the Lehigh program on a volunteer basis. He will work primarily with Lehigh’s young and talented group of lightweights.
Headlee spent the last two years training at the North Carolina Regional Training Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., and prior to that trained for two years at the Regional Training Center at West Virginia. He competed in freestyle at the Olympic Trials in 2008 and 2012 in the 132 lb. weight class. Headlee placed in the top seven at the U.S. Open in freestyle in four straight years from 2008 to 2011, highlighted by fifth place finishes in 2010 and 2011. This past year Headlee won the Final Olympic Trials Qualifying tournament. He also owns a runner-up finish at the 2009 NYAC International and third place finishes at the 2010 Sunkist International and the 2011 Cerro Pelado International.
At the University of Pittsburgh, Headlee was a three-year captain and four-year letter winner for the Panthers under head coach Rande Stottlemyer. Headlee won Eastern Wrestling League titles in 2007 (at 133) and 2008 (at 141) and was a three-time NCAA tournament qualifier. As a sophomore in 2005, Headlee earned All-America honors with an eighth place finish at 133. He just missed earning his second All-America medal as a senior in 2008 as he lost in the round of 12.
As a freshman, Headlee won the Mat Town Invitational at 125. He also won the 133-pound title at the 2006 Body Bar Invitational at Cornell, and was a University National Freestyle Champion. He earned his degree in architectural studies from Pitt in 2008.
Headlee was a four year letter winner at Waynesburg Central High School in Waynesburg, Pa. He compiled a career record of 137-28 and was a three-time WPIAL Champion and a three-time Pennsylvania state qualifier, placing fourth in AAA in 2001 before capturing a state title in 2002. Headlee was also a three time Pennsylvania freestyle state champion and a six time Cadet/Junior National place winner.