David Bolyard
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University
Graduating Year: 2005
David Bolyard
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Release: 12/11/2006

David Bolyard is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Central Michigan University wrestling program.

A 2005 graduate of CMU, Bolyard was a four-time national qualifier and 2005 Mid-American Conference champion at 165 pounds. Bolyard was 33-5 overall as a senior and ranked as high as second nationally in his final season. He also won a school-record 21 straight matches during his senior year.

Following his senior season, Bolyard shared the Chick Sherwood Award with classmate Mitch Hancock. The award is presented annually to CMU’s most valuable wrestler.
Bolyard is seventh all-time at CMU with 109 career wins. His 22 falls are tied for the 10th-most in school history.

Bolyard finished second at the MAC Championships each of the first three years of his collegiate career, and each time earned a wild card berth in the NCAA Championships. His best performance at nationals came as a junior in 2004, when he strung together four straight wins in the consolation bracket en route to a sixth-place finish and All-America honors.

Bolyard also claimed a championship at the prestigious Midlands Tournament during his junior season. He and teammate Jason Mester became the first Chippewas to win titles at Midlands since 1999.

The 24-year-old Bolyard earned his degree in entrepreneurship from CMU in 2005. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in athletic administration.