The National Wrestling Coaches Association honored Shippensburg University head wrestling coach Seth Bloomquist as one of the six finalists for the prestigious 2022 Bob Bubb Coaching in Excellence Award.
Seth Bloomquist completed his 13th season as head coach in 2021-22 and his 18th season overall as a Raider coach. He has maintained and extended Shippensburg’s streak of consecutive seasons with at least one NCAA Championships qualifier during his tenure, with the streak reaching 19 seasons at the conclusion of this season (SU did not compete in 2020-21 due to the pandemic). This past winter, Bloomquist mentored the fifth All-American of his coaching tenure in Tyshawn White, who placed third at 125 pounds at the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championships. White was selected to the All-PSAC First Team.
Juvenile Corrections Professional of the Year
One of the only part-time head coaches in the NCAA, Bloomquist also serves as the Director of Detention Monitoring for the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission. Bloomquist is responsible for monitoring compliance regarding secure juvenile holding throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. He provides technical assistance to county probation departments and courts regarding all secure detention standards. In May, Bloomquist was named the 2022 Juvenile Corrections Professional of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Corrections.
Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award
It is the third time in his head coaching career that Bloomquist has been nominated as a finalist for the Bob Bubb Coaching in Excellence Award. Bloomquist, who was also a finalist in 2019, is the Super Region I nominee for the award. The Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence award is presented annually to one coach across each division of collegiate wrestling and is intended for an outstanding coach who epitomizes the qualities and characteristics of a role model and mentor for developing young student-athletes.