Lakehead's wrestling program welcomes back one of their own, and one of their best ever, as an assistant coach this season. Head coach Francis Clayton announced today that Justin BeauParlant will serve as an assistant with the program this season.
"I am fired up to have Justin BeauParlant as a part of the coaching staff to start the 2015 season," says Clayton. "Justin brings a winning, upbeat attitude that will enhance our competition and training environments."
BeauParlant made a name for himself as an elite wrestler with Lakehead and Canada during his career in the late 90's on the national and international stage. He has three CIS gold, and 1 silver medal to his credit, and the heavyweight placed 2nd at the World University Wrestling Championships in 2000, and placed 12th at the World Junior Championships in 1998.
"I'm so glad to be back in my hometown of Thunder Bay after 14 years," says Justin. "Being a part of the wrestling program again, assisting Franny feels like home too. I have always loved Thunder Bay and LU and to be part of it all over again is a little surreal. I can't express how excited I am to begin the season, to help where I can, and take an already great program to the next level."