LEXINGTON, Va. – Entering his first season at the helm of the VMI wrestling program, head coach Jim Gibson named Ty Schoffstall as an assistant coach Wednesday morning.
Schoffstall comes to the Institute by way of Edinboro University where he was a two-time NCAA Tournament qualifier as a member of the Fighting Scots wrestling team from 2015-18. Named a team captain as a senior, he earned runner-up status at 174 pounds at the Eastern Wrestling League Championship in March. As a junior in 2017, Schoffstall earned an individual EWL title at 174 pounds to help his team to the league title. He also earned an individual championship for the weight class at the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championship and helped the Fighting Scots to the team title that season.
“Ty joins us from one of the country’s perennial top performing teams in Edinboro,” Gibson said. “His maturity and experience competing at a high level will undoubtedly bring the VMI wrestling program to new heights. We have a like-minded approach to the sport and I’m excited to begin our work together.”
Ty also played an important role at Edinboro wrestling camps, serving as a counselor as he taught high school grapplers various techniques and how to properly train for the sport.
He earned a bachelor of arts in health with a focus on physical education from Edinboro in May.