Coach Whitlatch joins the Lakers from his previous coaching position at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Coach Whitlatch helped the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse place 2nd at he NCAA Division III Championship Tournament as well as a first place finish at the Division III National Duals.
While at Wisconsin La Crosse he earned a master in Pedagogy. Prior to coaching in Wisconsin, Adam Whitlatch coached at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio an NCAA Division I school. Coach Whitlatch also wrestled for five years at Ohio University and in 1999 qualified for the NCAA tournament.
Coach Whitlatch also earned degrees in Physical Education and Adventure Recreation while attending Ohio University. These experiences have prepared coach Whitlatch to lead the Lakers to a successful season. Coach Whitlatch looks forward to working with wrestling supporters and fans in the Southern Oregon area, as well as building a powerful wrestling team at Southwestern.