Andrew Institute / Headlock on Hunger Presents Inaugural National Wrestling Coaches Association CEO Leadership Academy This Saturday

(Asheville, NC) No matter where it is- in business, education, public service, or athletics, everything rises and falls on its leadership. That has been the guiding premise for the past decade of the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service that has brought world renowned  leaders into our community that not only brought their thoughts, expertise, and encouragement to established and aspiring leaders but focuses on the most important part of leadership - serving others. 

This Saturday, the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service, Headlock on Hunger, the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise, and WNC Wrestlers in Business, will be presenting the Inaugural National Wrestling Coaches Association CEO Leadership Academy at the Waddell Client Service Center in Asheville. 

Developed by Michigan State's Dr. Dan Gould and modeled after the NWCA's College CEO Academy, the Scholastic CEO Academy was created to help wrestling coaches in many critical areas such as:  fundraising, recruitment and retention of athletes, communication strategies, working effectively with parents, and leading as a transformational wrestling coach.  

The five-hour program is offered at no cost thanks to the sponsorship of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the US Marine Corps. 

“We are honored to have the Andrew Institute and Headlock on Hunger to be part of this inaugural event.” states Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities. “The wrestling community has been such a big part of Eblen’s outreach since our beginning and we are very happy to help present this great event to continue our partnership with wresting for Headlock and bring the best leadership programs to so many through the Andrew Institute. We are grateful to Mark Harris, regional chairman of Headlock on Hunger and Head Wrestling Coach of Enka High School for his hard work and bringing us this great opportunity.”  

Our appreciation to our Headlock on Hunger partners Arby’s, the Brumit Restaurant Group, Ingles Markets, and Pepsi for helping to provide more than three million meals in the past four years and for making this new event to North Carolina and Asheville. If you would like further information regarding the NWCA CEO Leadership Academy or Headlock on Hunger, please contact Mark Harris at 828.231.7933 or