DelVal Wrestling Coach Steve Cantrell to become next Athletic Director
Cantrell, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he also wrestled, received his MBA from National University and is a PhD candidate in environmental economics from the University of Maryland. Prior to becoming the wrestling coach at DelVal, Cantrell served as assistant wrestling coach at the United States Naval Academy.
“Steve will bring a tremendous strength of leadership and character to the role as athletic director,” said College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan. “He will play a key role in continuing to build on the success of the College’s athletic programs.”
Cantrell has served as an economics professor at both the United States Naval Academy and DelVal, and will continue to teach and coach in his new role. In his two years coaching wrestling at DelVal, Cantrell has an overall record of 19-14 and has had two Scholar All-Americans, four All-Americans and eight national qualifiers.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as the athletic director for an institution that I‘ve grown to love already,” Cantrell said. “I’m very excited about the potential and am going to work extremely hard to build on the legacy that Frank has created.”
Cantrell replaces Frank Wolfgang who will be leaving the College in August after a storied 45-year career as a former baseball and basketball coach and, for the past 26 years, athletic director.
Cantrell retired from the United States Marine Corp as a Lt. Colonel after 25 years of service as a combat pilot. He also has extensive experience in the private sector, having served as vice president of operations for four years with Worth & Company, Inc. and, as president of the Spartan Consulting Group. With this experience, Cantrell was named project manager for the construction of the Life Sciences Building, due to be complete in January 2014.