Sevond Cole begins his fifth year as head coach in 2012-13. During his tenure, he has coached four national qualifiers and one conference runner-up.
He returned to the mat at Buena Vista as an assistant in 2007-08 after a one-year absence. Cole had been an assistant for the Beavers from 2001-2006. He spent the 2006-07 year as a volunteer wrestling coach and a middle school science instructor in the Griswold School District.
Following graduation from BVU in 2001, Cole went on to serve as an assistant coach with the Beavers while also teaching fifth grade math and science in the Storm Lake School District.
Prior to joining the BVU staff in 2001, Cole was a two-time All-American for the Beavers (1999 and 2000) under legendary coach Al Baxter at 174 pounds. He also captured a conference championship in 1999, while being tabbed a Scholar All-American in 2000.
Zach Mizer begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Beavers in 2012-13.
A 2010 graduate of Heidelberg College, Mizer was a four-year letterwinner and a three-time national qualifier for The Berg, including a national runner-up finish at 157 pounds as a senior. He posted a career record of 112-42, including a pair of 30-win campaigns, and is second on the school's all-time career list for wins.
He was also part of a team which picked up four consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) tournament titles and two regular season championships. Mizer picked up an individual title at 149 pounds in 2008.
Following graduation, he remained with the program and served as a graduate assistant coach for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
Mizer is a native of Ohio and a Perry High School graduate. He pursued his master's in education while at Heidelberg.
Spanning over 80 years of Buena Vista athletics history, the Hall of Fame honors outstanding Beaver coaches and athletes like Carroll Sawin, Class of 1954.