FAIRFAX, Va. –
George Mason Wrestling Head Coach Frank Beasley
has announced the addition of three new members to his coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.
joins the Patriots' after three years on the wrestling staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the Badgers, Eppert spent one year as an assistant wrestling coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wabash College.
An Anderson, Ind. native, Eppert coached 26 NCAA Qualifiers and four All-Americans at Wisconsin. At Wabash, he helped lead the Little Giants to a third-place finish at DIII Nationals, including coaching two NCAA Champions and four All-Americans.
Eppert, a 2014 graduate of Purdue University, was a two-time NCAA qualifier and four-time Big Ten Championships place-winner in his four years as a Boilermaker. The 125-pounder was also team captain for two years, a three-time Academic All-Academic and four-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient. Eppert then went on to attain his Master's degree in Kinesiology while coaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A two-time team captain, Eppert earned the Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Award and the Team Player Award in 2014. Eppert was named the Outstanding Freshman in 2011 and was inducted into Mortar Board in 2012.
"Cam is and outstanding young coach who has shown great leadership with his commitment and dedication to the student-athletes he mentored," Beasley said. "He brings a variety of experiences from wrestling and coaching in the Big Ten, as well as experience coaching at a smaller DIII school. Everywhere he has coached he has made significant improvements during his tenure and I am excited for the same to happen at George Mason."
joins Coach Beasley's squad after coaching two years at the Quest School of Wrestling in Pennsylvania. Coaching high school and junior high teams, Beckman worked alongside Jim Akerly, former collegiate coach at American, West Virginia, Edinboro, Rider and Virginia, in developing short and long-term training. The program produced six Pennsylvania high school state champions and seven seniors who will be wrestling competitively next season at the NCAA DI level.
On the mat, Beckman competed at Lehigh University and was a team captain for three years. He was a four-time NCAA Qualifier and earned NCAA All-American honors twice. Beckman earned a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's degree in Engineering at Lehigh, in addition to being named an Academic All-American three times. He completed his collegiate career with 104 wins, ranking 12th all-time for the Mountain Hawks.
"Mason brings a lot of energy and passion to the Patriot program," said Beasley. "He is an outstanding technician who has been mentored as both a wrestler and coach by some of the best coaches in the business. As a student-athlete, he helped rebuild a winning tradition at Lehigh University through his leadership and multiple-time All-American honors. He will make an immediate impact on the success of our program."
recently finished a four-year wrestling career at N.C. State. He was recruited and coached by Mason Head Coach Frank Beasley
A Centreville, Va. native, Donahue ranked in the top 20 each of his final three seasons and was a NCAA Qualifier while wrestling for the Wolfpack. He placed at the ACC Championships twice. In addition, was recognized as a Caterpillar Scholar Athlete all four years in pursuit of earning his Bachelor's degree in business administration.
Donahue was crowned Virginia State Champion three times at nearby Westfield High School and was a three-time Washington Post All-Met selection.
"I was fortunate to be able to recruit and subsequently coach Beau for four years," Beasley said. "Having been one of the best wrestlers this area has produced, I am excited that he will return to his northern Virginia roots to begin his coaching career. He will be able to hit the ground running as he knows the details of my system and will be able to model that for the team."
"Cam, Mason, and Beau are all very motivated to make a huge impact at George Mason University, Beasley added. "All three epitomized what it meant to be a total student-athlete as they all bring advanced degrees to George Mason and were all successful in their competitive careers. They bring different experiences and skill sets, but all share the same vision to #BeUncommon. All three have a similar mentality and exceptional work ethic. They are committed to developing this program into one of the best in the country."