Penn State Wrestling Seeks New Coach
Troy Sunderland, PSU wrestling coach for eleven seasons, has resigned following a particularly disappointing seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships.
Sunderland, a 1993 Penn State graduate, recently completed his 11th season as head coach of the Nittany Lions. He leaves Penn State with a 115-90-2 overall dual meet record, having coached Penn State to four top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a third place finish last year. This past season, Penn State went 8-12-2 and placed 17th at nationals. Sunderland has coached three individual National Champions, 24 All-Americans and seven Big Ten Champions during his tenure.
The Lions, despite copious amounts of talent, have been unable to win the NCAA Championships. Basically, while he had a winning record at PSU, his team’s mediocrity as of late spelled the end of his time with the program.
“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished at Penn State during my tenure as head coach,” Sunderland said. “While we did not achieve the ultimate goal of winning a national title, I feel that this program is on the cusp of accomplishing that elusive goal. I am pleased with where this program is headed and wish the next coach here the best of luck as the Penn State wrestling family continues to strive for the national title.”
We wish Mr. Sunderland the best at his next coaching job. Meanwhile, the search for a new coach has commenced.
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