St. Cloud State University has announced the hiring of Brady Wilson as an assistant wrestling coach, and Tyson Reiner as a graduate assistant, the Minnesota-based NCAA Division II school announced Tuesday.
A 2009 graduate of Minnesota State University, Wilson served as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater in 2010-11.
As an MSU wrestler, Wilson was a four-time NCAA Division II All-American, a four-time conference champion and a four-time NCAA regional champion. Competing at 285 pounds, Wilson set a school record with 143 career wins. He was named MSU’s Athlete of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010.
“I’ve had the privilege to know Brady (Wilson) over the years as a competitor and as a coach,” said SCSU head coach Steve Costanzo. “He is an excellent choice to fill the role as head assistant wrestling coach and will help build our young men into life champions on and off the mat. I look forward to working with him and I am confident that he is a great fit for our program.”
Reiner comes to SCSU after serving as an assistant wrestling coach at Wartburg College this past season. The Mitchell, S.D. native helped lead Wartburg to the 2011 NCAA Division III team title.
A 2010 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Reiner wrestled for the Panthers from 2005 to 2010. A two-time team captain and three-year starter at UNI, Reiner earned one Western Wrestling Confernece crown and was a two-time NCAA Division I national qualifier in college.
“Tyson has earned the respect of his peers as an outstanding leader in and out of the wrestling room,” said Costanzo. “He has proven experience as a winner and will be invaluable to the Husky wrestling program in our quest to retain a top quality program.”
Want to know more? To read the complete announcement — and watch video interviews with Wilson and Reiner — visit the SCSU Husky wrestling website.
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