|Title:||Volunteer Wrestling Coach|
During his career at Johnson & Wales University, Joe Pronk was one of the toughest and hardworking wrestlers on the team. The 2016-17 season marks his third season on the Wildcats’ coaching staff.
Pronk finished his career on a high note, twice earning All-Pilgrim League and NCAA All-Region honors. Captain of the 2013 squad, he recorded 75 victories with 21 pins. Pronk led the Wildcats in reversals during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
As successful as he was on the mat, Pronk was just as successful in the classroom. He was an NCAA Academic All-American as well as a three-time All-Pilgrim League Scholar Athlete. Pronk was a member of the 2011 team that won the NCAA GPA National Championship.
Pronk graduated from Johnson & Wales in 2013 with a degree in criminal justice. He is currently a member of the Rhode Island state police.