|Title:||Men's and Women's Wrestling Head Coach|
Eric Biehl was named Eureka College's first men's and women's wrestling head coach on April 26, 2022.
Biehl was previously on the Lincoln College wrestling coaching staff beginning 2016 and was the head coach of both Lynx programs during the 2021-22 season.
At Lincoln College, Biehl coached multiple All-Americans, helped lead the men's team to a fourth-place finish as a team in the NJCAA in 2017 and started the women's program in 2021.
In his only year as head coach, the men's team went undefeated in duals, earned its first American Midwest Conference title in program history and had eight national qualifiers, while the women's program had two national qualifiers in its inaugural season. Biehl was selected AMC Coach of the Year.
Biehl, a Delavan native, previously helped create wrestling programs at Heyworth Junior and Senior High School in 2011.
He was an assistant coach at the high school level, mentoring multiple state champions and place-winners. Eight years after the program began, the Hornets won their first state trophy as a team with a fourth-place finish in 2019.
Biehl also saw a lot of success at the junior high level, sending many young wrestlers to the IESA state tournament and achieving several team titles. He also coached for Team Illinois in the IESA state competition series, and has been a volunteer for local and national Special Olympics events.
Before he was a coach, Biehl wrestled at Olympia High School, where he posted a 105-40 record, was a three-time all-conference honoree and an all-conference cross country runner.
He then went on to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he was a Division I starter and a National Collegiate Wrestling Association All-American. In his collegiate wrestling career, Biehl placed seventh at the 2011 NCWA Championships, received All-North Central Conference honors, was selected NCWA Academic All-America, and was a team captain for the Cougars.
Biehl graduated from SIUE in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in physical education with a K-12 teacher certification. He has taught physical education and health in the East Peoria and Delavan school districts, and since 2017, he has been a youth pastor in Delavan. He is currently working towards his master's in ministry at Lincoln Christian.