Academies aim to strengthen college wrestling programs
Dominick Moyer enters his ninth season as an assistant at NIU in 2016-17. He also assists in NIU's recruiting efforts and serves as the team's liaison with Student-Athlete Academic Support Services.
Moyer's work with some of the Huskie middle- and lower-weights resulted in historic dividends during the most recent 2015-16 campaign, when NIU qualified for the NCAA Championships at 133, 141 and 157 pounds thanks to Austin Eicher, Steve Bleise and Andrew Morse, respectively. Eicher became NIU's first MAC individual champion since 2010, Bleise received the No. 14 seed at 141 pounds for NCAAs at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Morse earned his first trip to nationals as a senior following a third-place finish at MACs.
Prior to his time in DeKalb, Moyer was at Nebraska in 2007-08 as a volunteer assistant coach with the wrestling team, where he assisted in practice planning and academic development. Moyer also took charge of administrative duties and team travel to open tournaments.
He wrestled for the Cornhuskers from 2002-07 and qualified for the NCAA Championships three times from 2005-07. During his senior season at Nebraska, Moyer compiled a 28-9 record at 141 pounds that included a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Moyer also placed at the tournament as a junior, when he took third, and as a sophomore, finishing as the runner-up at 133 pounds.
Moyer is a 2007 graduate of Nebraska with a degree in health sciences. He and his wife Meredith have one daughter, Vivianne (4).