Princeton hires Brewer as new head assistant coach

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Cody Brewer enters his first season as the head assistant coach with Princeton. As the newest addition to the Princeton wrestling staff, he brings with him valuable coaching and wrestling expertise that will play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation of Tiger wrestlers.

"I'm excited to be at Princeton," said Cody Brewer. "When Joe called me, he sold me on the vision together. I can't wait to get to work to help our student-athletes reach their wrestling goals. My goal while at Princeton is to make it a place where you can really have it all. Go Tigers!"

Brewer's most recent coaching experience was at Virginia Tech, where he spent five years and played a key role in guiding Joey Prata to ascend the national rankings and achieve a third-place finish at the 2020 ACC Championships. Before that, Brewer spent three seasons on staff at Northwestern following a standout career at Oklahoma. With the Sooners, Brewer was a two-time Big 12 champion, a four-time All-American and an NCAA champion in 2015.

During his tenure at Northwestern, Brewer focused on coaching the Wildcats' lightweights and provided mentorship to Sebastian Rivera, a two-time All-American. Brewer's coaching efforts with Rivera in the recent season contributed to Rivera's success in winning a Big 10 championship and securing the No. 1 seed at 125 pounds in the 2019 NCAA Championships. Brewer began his career in Evanston as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons before being promoted to assistant coach in the most recent season.

In his collegiate career. Brewer achieved a record of 95 wins and 22 losses overall, with a dual match record of 48 wins and 10 losses during his time at Oklahoma. Throughout his four seasons, he consistently reached the finals of the Big 12 championships and secured placements of seventh, eighth, first, and third at the national championships from 2013 to 2016. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Brewer graduated from Oklahoma, earning a degree in sociology.

"I am extremely excited for Cody to join the Princeton Wrestling family," said head coach Joe Dubuque. "He brings a ton of experience with coaching numerous All-Americans while helping his previous programs to top ten finishes. His passion and energy will be felt immediately, and I can't wait to get him up to Tiger Town!"