Zack Schafer is in his fourth season as a wrestling coach at South Dakota
a two-year stint as a graduate assistant under Coach Liles, Schafer
graduated from South Dakota State with a Master's degree in Health,
Physical Education and Recreation in 2010. He currently works on campus
as an admissions counselor.
was a three-time Division II All-American at Mercyhurst College
in Erie, Pa. In 2005, Schafer placed fourth at 165 pounds and claimed
runner-up honors in 2006. In 2007, Schafer moved up to 174 pounds where
he placed seventh. He was also a three-time NWCA Academic All-American.
left Mercyhurst as the all-time leader in wins (109), reversals,
nearfalls, and major decisions. He was also second in pins, team points
and technical falls. Schafer graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree
in accounting, and served as a volunteer assistant coach at Mercyhurst
during the 2007-2008 season.
The Girard, Pa. native, Schafer was a Pennsylvania high school state placewinner
at Northwestern High School.