Pete Hansen is entering the Head Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Coach at Emory & Henry College. Hired on February 17, 2020, he is the first head coach in the history of the two programs.
During the summer of 2020, Hansen completed the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s CEO Leadership Academy, held in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Hansen joined the E&H coaching staff in the spring of 2019 as an assistant coach Wasps’ football team, working with the defensive line.
Hansen makes a move to head coach after a successful collegiate wrestling career at Southern Virginia University. In 2009, Hansen finished in fifth place at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NWCA) national championship – earning him All-American status for the season. He qualified for the NWCA national championship in three of his four years at SVU. Other career highlights include a first-place finish in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in 2008 and a third-place result at the same event the following year.
Hansen’s wife, Sara, works in the business office at Emory & Henry. The couple lives in Abingdon with their three children: Haylee, Kellen and Charlie.