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DeWitt will serve a four-year term on the Division II Wrestling Committee
DeWitt will serve a four-year term on the Division II Wrestling Committee

Matt DeWitt appointed to NCAA Division II Wrestling Committee

INDIANAPOLIS - Newberry College Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Matt DeWitt has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Committee, effective June 1, 2008, until September 1, 2012.

DeWitt is in his first year serving as associate athletic director at Newberry, following a three-year stint as the assistant athletic director for internal operations.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to promote collegiate wrestling on a national level," DeWitt said. "I want to thank the National Wrestling Committee for allowing me to be a part of this team, and most of all Andy Carter for pushing me to get involved with a sport I truly have a passion for.” 

"Matt is a great addition to the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Committee," said Newberry Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Andy Carter. "He is someone who understands the sport and has been actively involved in working with teams that visited Newberry for our Duals Tournament. He is the consummate team player and will do a great job."

"It is a great honor and opportunity for Matt and Newberry College," Newberry head wrestling coach Jason Valek said. "This committee is on the forefront of college wrestling and Matt will have an important role in guiding our sport into the next era. We look forward to working with Matt and the committee to continue to move college wrestling forward."

A 2002 graduate of Newberry College, DeWitt started on the offensive line for the Indians while earning a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching. A four-year varsity letterman from Stratford High School, the Charleston, S.C. native, was an All-SAC performer for the Indians. He won the Bucko Edens’ Award for the most outstanding Newberry offensive lineman.

After graduating from Newberry College, DeWitt attended Troy University where he served as the Athletic Facility and Event Manager for the NCAA Division I program. He was also a Graduate Assistant Instructor in the Kinesiology Department. He was responsible for operations at home football games played in Movie Gallery Stadium and oversaw all home basketball and soccer events. During his two-year stint at Troy he earned a master’s degree in Athletic Administration.

His wife Jessica is the cheerleading coach for the Indians and is a former cheerleader and captain for the Scarlet and Gray. Both Matt and Jessica are happy to be back at Newberry assisting in the growth and development of their college and the surrounding community.

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