Anthony Robles, the Arizona State wrestler who won the 2011 NCAA Division I 125-pound title despite being born without his right leg, has been named volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, head coach Shawn Charles announced Wednesday.
The 2011 graduate of the Tempe-based school will assist the Sun Devils wrestling program, in addition to his new career as a motivational speaker.
“Anthony is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our lightweights, especially in the top positions,” said coach Charles. “He has knowledge in the sport and a lot of body awareness that will really help. Arizona State wrestling is very fortunate to get Anthony to be our volunteer coach”
Robles capped off a great career as a Sun Devil as a three-time Pac-10 champ and three-time NCAA All-American, winning the 125-pound title at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in March. He was also named Outstanding Wrestler at the event. This summer, Robles won two honors at the 2011 ESPYs: Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and as the Best Male Athlete with a Disability.
Robles is the second new member of the Arizona State wrestling coaching staff. In early August, Travis Pascoe, a former All-American from University of Nebraska, was hired as an assistant coach.
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