For Immediate Release

 

September 5, 2006

 

Dave Paquette Named Assistant Wrestling Coach
at Rhode Island College

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Dave Paquette as an assistant wrestling coach. He will assist Head Coach Jay Jones with all phases of the RIC wrestling program including recruiting, scouting, administering practices and match coaching. He will also help coordinate academic progress for the team.

 

A two-year standout for the Anchormen, Paquette excelled on and off the mat. He played a key role as Rhode Island College captured the 2003-04 Pilgrim League title with a perfect 6-0 mark. In 56 matches, Paquette compiled an individual record of 33-23 (.589) and 132 points, including 97 takedowns, 23 reversals, 14 near-falls and five pins.

 

In his senior campaign in 2004-05, he solidified the middle of the lineup with a 21-13 record at 157 lbs. Paquette recorded a career-high in points (79), takedowns (69), and reversals (14). The 2004-05 All-New England grappler placed sixth at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships.

 

For his efforts in the classroom, Paquette was named to the 2004-05 NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American squad. He earned a bachelorís degree in computer information systems from Rhode Island College in 2006.

 

Prior to joining Rhode Island College, Paquette grappled two seasons at Johnson & Wales, registering an individual record of 31-31.

 

A native of Ledyard, Connecticut, Paquette has been a project manager at Moran Shipping Agencies for the past three years.

 

He is single and resides in Norwich, Connecticut.

 

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