Oct. 22, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army wrestling head coach Joe Heskett has added Enock Francois to his staff for the 2012-13 campaign. Francois, who arrives at West Point after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at University of the Cumberlands, will take over for Terry Madden as the Black Knights' volunteer coach.
"I am so excited to be here at West Point and look forward to working with these young men," said Francois. "The wrestlers here are eager to learn and continue to improve as a unit, and that is very exciting to be around."
During his time at Cumberlands, Francois assisted head coach Matt Lowers in all aspects of the program. He helped coordinate practices, aided with recruiting and assisted with daily strength and conditioning activities.
Francois was a dominant wrestler during his collegiate days at both Northwestern College and California Baptist University, earning three NAIA All-America certificates. He was a two-time All-American at NWC, placing fourth at NAIA Nationals as a sophomore and taking fifth during his junior campaign. Francois, who still holds the Northwestern College single-season records for wins (45) and takedowns (150), piled up more than 100 wins at NWC before transferring to CBU for his final season.
He capped his collegiate career by placing second at the NAIA Nationals en route to his third All-America certificate. Francois, who is still actively wrestling, has World and Olympic Team aspirations. He will continue to train for the 2016 Olympic Games while coaching at the Academy.
"Training for the World and Olympic Teams has always been something that I have wanted to do," said Francois. "I'm now able to do that through the West Point Wrestling Club, and I am thankful to have that opportunity."
Francois authored an impressive high school career, posting 124 wins in four years. He was a two-time state qualifier in Florida, placing sixth in the state during as a senior. A three-time all-conference selection, Francois won three district championships and a pair of conference titles.
Francois graduated from California Baptist University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He earned his master's degree in Teaching from University of the Cumberlands in 2012.