Former Bucknell great Kevin LeValley returned to his alma mater as an assistant wrestling coach in May 2015 and is set to begin his fourth season with the program in 2018-19. A 2011 Bucknell graduate, LeValley was a two-time All-American during his time as a Bison and still holds school records for wins in a season and a career.
LeValley, who served as team captain, had a remarkable career during his time as a Bison, earning All-America honors in 2010 and 2011. The three-time NCAA qualifier at 149 pounds compiled a 127-40 career record, including a 42-8 mark as a junior and 34-3 ledger as a senior. He became the second Bucknell wrestler to win an EIWA title, handing Cornell's Kyle Dake his final collegiate loss in the 2011 EIWA finals in Sojka Pavilion.
Following his graduation from Bucknell with a degree in education, LeValley moved to Minneapolis to pursue a master's degree in applied kinesiology and sport management at the University of Minnesota, which he obtained in December 2013.
LeValley spent four years at Minnesota working as an administrative assistant and recruiting coordinator with the Gophers wrestling team that placed in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships four times and in the top five three times. Additionally, LeValley was a coach at the Pinnacle Wrestling School in Shoreview, Minnesota.
While at Minnesota, LeValley continued to compete internationally for the Gopher Wrestling Club and Minnesota Storm. He has been ranked as high as 12th in the world and has been a member of the U.S. National Team at 70kg (154 pounds). He has had great success in international competitions, earning gold at the 2013 Cerro Pelado International in Cuba, taking second at the 2014 Alexander Medved International in Belarus and placing first at the 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International. He also finished fourth at the 2014 U.S. Open and third at the 2015 World Team Trials.
LeValley and his wife, Amanda, were married in October 2014. She is a certified athletic trainer. They have one son, Harlan, who was born in November 2017.
Eric Morrill joined the Bucknell wrestling staff as an assistant coach in May 2018.
Morrill spent the past three seasons in the same position at Ohio University, where he helped mentor one All-American and 11 NCAA qualifiers. In 2015-16, his first season with the program, a record seven Bobcats qualified for the NCAA Championships, with Cody Walters earning All-American accolades for the second year in a row.
Ohio University finished third at the 2016 MAC Championships and fifth at the 2018 edition. The Bobcats went an impressive 13-3 during the 2015-16 campaign and, over the course of Morrill's time in Athens, had one wrestler win a MAC title and three finish as MAC runner-up. The program also brought in its highest ranked recruiting class, with three recruits slotted in the top 100 nationally.
Before joining the Bobcat staff, Morill spent four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at ACC powerhouse Virginia Tech. During his time in Blacksburg, the Hokies won the 2013 and 2014 ACC Championships and placed a then program-best eighth at the 2014 NCAA Championships. Morill worked directly with nine All-Americans and the first NCAA finalist in school history.
Morrill was a three-time NCAA qualifier at Edinboro University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Health Studies. Morrill, who wrestled at 125 pounds his first three seasons before bumping up to the 133-pound weight class as a senior, posted a 90-45 record. As a junior, he compiled a 31-9 ledger and was ranked as high as fourth in the country. As a senior, he went 24-10, won an Eastern Wrestling League title and qualified for the NCAA Championships at his new weight class. He also placed second at the EWL Championships as a sophomore and fourth as a true freshman.
Morrill received his master's degree in 2017 from Ohio University in Recreation & Sport Sciences with a concentration in Coaching Education and his Health Counselor Certification in 2013 from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Evan Ramos joined the Bucknell wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2018. He comes to Lewisburg following a successful wrestling career at nearby Shippensburg University, where he compiled an overall record of 98-17 and qualified for three NCAA Division II National Championships.
Ramos twice captured All-America accolades in the 197-pound weight class, placing fourth in 2018 and fifth in 2017. The Raiders' first two-time All-American in nearly 10 years, he was ranked as high as No. 1 in the country entering the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Ramos went 64-5 in duals and a sparkling 44-1 in Division II duals. A three-time Super Region finalist, he earned titles in 2017 and 2018 at 197 pounds. He also captured four All-PSAC laurels after taking first in 2017 (197) and third in 2014 (184), 2016 (197) and 2018 (197). His 2017 title was Shippensburg's first since 2007 and eighth overall; he fell to the eventual champion in the semifinals the other three years.
Ramos graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is engaged to Alicia Colon, who graduated with her bachelor's in psychology from Georgian Court University and will obtain her master's in social work in May 2019 from Shippensburg.