The two-time All-American at the University of Iowa will join Greg Williams' staff in August.
Ethen Lofthouse enters his first season of coaching at Utah Valley University this fall.
"We're excited to have Ethen join our staff. He brings a lot of great experience and work ethic here to our program, as he competed for Iowa," said Williams. "We're looking forward to having him bring that experience with him here to Utah Valley."
Lofthouse was not only a two-time NCAA All-American during his days at the University of Iowa but also a four-time Utah State Champion during his high school days at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah. The Avon, Utah, native went an impressive 192-7 during his high school career, which included an unblemished 47-0 mark during his sophomore campaign.
Lofthouse will bring a wealth of mat experience with him to Orem, as he is also a four-time Junior National All-American and Cadet All-American. The former Hawkeye also won two Greco National Championships as well as one Junior Freestyle National Championship. He is also a two-time Junior FILA Freestyle National Champion as well as a sophomore and junior Folkstyle National Champion.
During the past five years at the University of Iowa (2009-2014), Lofthouse posted a 91-32 career record while competing at 174 and 184 pounds. This past season, the Hawkeye 184-pounder went an impressive 21-4 and 10-1 in duals. He also placed second at the Big Ten Tournament to qualify for his fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.
Lofthouse comes from a wrestling family, as his uncle Luke Lofthouse also wrestled for Iowa (2005-11) and his little brother Raider Lofthouse will begin his freshman season at UVU this winter.