NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University Head Coach Alex Whitney finalized his coaching staff with the addition of Volunteer Assistant Coach Alyssa Lampe. Lampe joins Whitney, assistant coaches Connor Keating and Erin Clodgo to form a very experienced and decorated staff.
Lampe begins her first career coaching position with the Cadets in 2019-20. She will primarily work with wrestlers on the mat as a practice coach.
Lampe arrives at Norwich with a thick portfolio of success on the national stage having competed on Team USA for six years culminating in a number one ranking at 48 kg/105.5 lbs in 2015-16. In that year, she claimed top spot at the U.S. World Team Trials. Lampe is a two-time world bronze medalist having captured third place at both the 2012 and the 2013 World Championships.
The 39 podium finishes, including 18 victories with Team USA highlight her competitive and professional demeanor on the mat throughout her career.
"The wrestling program is extremely fortunate to have such an experienced and savvy wrestling mind such as Alyssa come aboard to help continue raising the bar," said Whitney. "Her passion for the sport and her technical ability will have a tremendous influence on our wrestlers."
Prior to her time with Team USA, Lampe attended Northern Michigan University, where she was on the United States Olympic Education Center women's wrestling team.
Lampe wrestled in high school at Tomahawk in Wisconsin where she made history in 2006 by becoming the first girl to place in the state high school association's wrestling tournament, finishing second at 103 pounds in Division 2.
"I would like to thank Norwich and Coach Whitney for offering me the opportunity to start my coaching career and hone my craft," said Lampe. "I look forward to working with the student-athletes and helping them build on the foundation they have already laid."