ERIC PEARSON, Princeton ’87 postponed his career plans to serve at minimal pay as head coach of Princeton’s wrestling from 1993-97, after Tiger supporters fought to re-instate wrestling. Eric’s 1997 team won the National Wrestling Coaches Association honor for highest GPA among all Division I teams. He then co-founded and chaired the American Sports Council, the nation’s leading network of advocates devoted to saving traditionally male college sports and helping reform the quota impact of Title IX. He’s quoted nationally and in 2002 Eric was one of two recipients of WIN Magazine's annual Impact Award for his efforts.
Pearson wrestled and was a Second Team All-Ivy selection in college and a National Prep finalist for The Hill School. From a bona fide wrestling family, Eric is the son of Max Pearson, a three-time Big Ten champion and 2-time NCAA runner-up who passed away recently. Eric’s father and brother, Mark, also competed for Hill and the University of Michigan. Mark is the current head coach at The Hill School. Eric is a now a film producer and the founder of Silver Hammer Studios. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.