Derrick Nelson
Derrick Nelson
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Spraggs, Penn.
Major: History
Weight Class: 133
Previous School: Univ. of Pittsburgh

2014-15: Nelson picked up 14 wins during his first season with Coker. He was named the Sodexo Student-Athlete of the Month for January 2015 and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the regional poll. 

Other College: Nelson transfered to Coker from the University of Pittsburgh. He went 15-19 during his time as a Panther with six falls and a major decision. He won the Simonson Open in 2014.

High School: A standout wrestler at Waynesburg Central High School, Nelson compiled a record of 131-30 during his high school career. He had 74 wins by pin, was a three-time PIAA AAA state qualifier, a two-time WPIAL runner-up and a four-time Section 4 champion. He was a four-time Observer-Reporter All-District selection and he wrestled for the WPIAL All-Star team at the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

Personal: Son of Heidi and Dave Nelson...he has a sister Ali...his sister Ali is a Coker alum and the current head coach of the Coker spirit squad.

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