Aaron Cooper
Aaron Cooper
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 814-725-6314
Email: acooper@mercyhurst.edu

Aaron Cooper enters his 9th year at the helm of the Saints in 2014-15. In 2014, Cooper guided the Saints to a Runner– up finish in the Conference and the Region, and qualified 8 of the 10 weight classes to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament.

In 2013 Coach Cooper was voted in as Vice President of the NJCAA National Coaches Association. Coach Cooper was also recognized by his peers as the 2013 “NJCAA Wrestling Man of the Year”.  In eight years, Cooper has had 2 Team Regional titles, 1 conference title, Qualified 78 individuals for the NJCAA National Tournament and has had 8 All-Americans

Cooper was named Region 3 Coach of the Year in 2011, the second time he was honored with that award (2008).  

Garrett Chase
Garrett Chase
Title: Graduate Assistant
Phone: 814-725-6314

Garrett Chase joins the Mercyhurst North East wrestling staff this season as a graduate assistant.

Chase was a 2x National qualifier and a 2016 All American and 2016 Academic All American from Baldwin Wallace.

Chase is currently pursueing his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Mercyhurst University.

 

Jack Locke
Jack Locke
Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach

Jack Locke is entering his 12th year on the Saints coaching staff in 2012-13. Jack has been with the Saints from the start of the program in 2001. The former PIAA Place winner has coached 80 NJCAA National Qualifiers and 8 All-Americans. In 2012 Jack was elected into the Region III Hall of Fame.

Jason Locke
Jason Locke
Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach

Jason Locke enters his fifth year on the Mercyhurst North East Staff.  Coach Locke has been coaching wrestling for 14 years and is the Saints recruiting director.  Jason also is president of the Ragin Raisins Wrestling Club which operates out of MUNE.  The Ragin Raisins have won multiple National Club Championships and are one of the larger wrestling clubs in the state of Pennsylvania.