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Drew Pariano out as head coach at Northwestern, Storniolo named interim head coach

By USA Wrestling | Oct. 26, 2015, 7:18 p.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling has received an email from Drew Pariano, head coach of Northwestern, with the following statement:

PUBLIC STATEMENT: I have nothing but great things to say about Northwestern University and I have a plethora of fond memories. We had an outstanding 10 year run where I was honored to be the head coach (for 5 of them), and we have had some amazing people help us achieve many of our goals along the way. I am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my coaching/administrative career.
- Drew Pariano

Northwestern University released the following press release minutes ago, entitled Storniolo Named Interim Head Wrestling Coach

EVANSTON, Ill. — Drew Pariano is no longer with Northwestern University. Matt Storniolo has been named interim head coach of the Wildcats wrestling program for the 2015-16 campaign.

Storniolo has served as an assistant coach on the Northwestern staff for six seasons. As an undergraduate, the Pennsylvania native was honored as the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year at Penn State and, after transferring to the University of Oklahoma, earned two All-America honors and a Big Twelve conference championship as a Sooner.

Earlier today, a story by Christian Pyles of Flowrestling was headlined “Drew Pariano Fired As Coach At Northwestern”.
Click here to read Flowrestling report on Drew Pariano 

Pariano’s email statement include the following information on his coaching career with the Wildcats:
24 NCAA All-Americans since 2005
4 NCAA Champions and 8 NCAA Finalists
9 Top 15 NCAA Team Finishes since 2005
4 Junior and Cadet World Team Members since 2010
10 Big Ten Champions
2015 - Coached only the 3rd 4X NCAA All-American in School History (Mike McMullan) 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
2014 and 2012 – 9th in the NCAA as a team
2014 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year – Jason Tsirtsis
2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year – Jason Tsirtsis
2014 Intermat National Freshman of the Year – Jason Tsirtsis
2012 Olympian – Jake Herbert
2011 AWN National Rookie Head Coach of the Year
2011 Tied a school record 18 dual meet wins, against only 2 defeats
2011 Lead the US Cadet Pan Am Team as the Head F/S Coach:
2011 Tied a school record 18 dual meet wins in 2011
2009 Dan Hodge Trophy Winner – Jake Herbert
2009 BIG Ten Athlete of the Year (Jesse Owens Award) – Jake Herbert
2009 Intermat Wrestler of the Year – Jake Herbert
2009 World Silver Medalist – Jake Herbert
2009 Coached only the 2nd 4X NCAA All-American in School History (Jake Herbert) 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 1st
2008 NWCA National Assistant Coach of the Year
2007 – 4th in the NCAA as a team
57 NCAA Qualifiers since 2005
#1, #2, #6, #9 and #7 recruiting classes since 2005 (pending on which recruiting service you prefer/advocate)