Wayne Cole

Wayne Cole

Academic Advisor

Email: wcole@eicc.edu
Phone: 563-441-4021

Advises the following programs: 

  • Auto Tech
  • Diesel
  • Liberal Arts
  • Undecided

Wayne Cole is originally from Ft. Dodge IA. where he was involved in Football, Wrestling, Boy’s State, Marching, Concert and, Jazz Band.   He was recognized in Who’s Who Among High School students and graduated from Ft. Dodge Senior High in 1979.

As a freshman at Simpson College, he earned All-American honors, was recognized as the team MVP, and received the Outstanding Athlete Award from the members of the Concerned Black Student Union.  Upon transferring to Iowa Central Community College he received a full scholarship, and was an NJCAA All-American runner-up.  He graduated in 1981 receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology.  He was offered a full athletic scholarship into Iowa State University where he became a 2-Time All-American placing 4th and 2nd in the Division I NCAA Tournament.  He received the Most Improved Wrestler Award, was recognized in Who’s Who Among College Students and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Child, Parent, and Community Services in 1984.

As a Grad Assistant Coach at Iowa State, Arizona State and The University of Iowa through the Cyclone Club, Sunkist Kids and Hawkeye Wrestling Club, he competed internationally as a 220lb. member of the USA Wrestling National Freestyle Team.  As an athlete he enjoyed travelling and competing in Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Holland, The former Soviet Union, France, Germany, Turkey and Switzerland where he lived for eight months coaching their team to a 2nd  place finish in the Swiss Cantons.  He worked intermittingly during his wrestling career within Behavioral Health in Ames Iowa and Mesa Arizona with youth and adults, and also as an Orderly prior to competing in the Final Olympic Trials in Pensacola Florida where he ended his wrestling career as a 2nd Olympic Alternate in 1988.

Upon relocating to Davenport Iowa in 1992, he served 8 years as a Caseworker with Foster Care Youth, Youth at Risk, and Juvenile Offenders through Lutheran Social Service of Iowa.  He worked 3 years as a Juvenile Detention Worker for the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center and later taught 18 to 26+ year old inmates within the East Moline Correctional Center through Black Hawk College as a Youth Offender Advisor to prepare them to enter employment opportunities prior to being released from prison.

Wayne is in his 21st year as an Academic/Career Advisor for Scott Community College and recently retired after 20 years of employment as a High Value Clerk for the United Parcel Service. He is currently a member of the Quad Cities Mayors Career Fair Committee, a former member of the Juneteenth Entertainment Committee and has served 16 years as a member of the Quad City Minority Youth Leadership Conference Committee which exposes 1st Generation Quad City Youth to employment and educational opportunities beyond high school.  He is a current board member with the Davenport YMCA, attends The Church of God and enjoys encouraging youth of all ages to be all they can be through academics, sports, and employment.

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