Wrestler Frank Molinaro Returns to Penn State as Assistant Coach
Frank Molinaro isn’t a new name to the Penn State wrestling community, but as of yesterday, he’s a new name to its coaching staff. Molinaro, who had an incredible career at Penn State before graduating in 2012, is returning home to become an assistant coach to Cael Sanderson after spending two years as an assistant wrestling coach for Rutgers.
During his time at Penn State, Molinaro became legendary his senior year. He was the 149-pound NCAA Champion in 2012 after going undefeated (33-0) that same season. This included 11 majors, seven tech falls, and four pins. His total record for his time at Penn State is 121-29 (19 of these losses came his freshman season, mind you).
Other accolades include:
- Penn State’s fifth four-time NCAA Division I All-American
- Two-time NCAA finalist
- Two-time Big Ten Champion
- Tied for seventh on the all-time win list for Penn State
With the Scarlet Knights, he assisted in coaching the school’s first All-American since 2002, Anthony Perrotti. He joins his wife, Kera Molinaro, who is an assistant for the woman’s gymnastics team.
Welcome back to Happy Valley, Frank!