Coleman Scott and Troy Steiner named women’s freestyle World Team coaches

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Oct. 11, 2018, 1:08 p.m. (ET)

Coleman Scott of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Troy Steiner of Fresno, Calif., have been named the volunteer women’s freestyle coaches for the 2018 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Both will coach alongside U.S. National Team coaches Head Coach Terry Steiner and Assistant Coach Clarissa Chun.

Scott is entering his fourth year at the helm of the University of North Carolina wrestling program. So far in his coaching career, Scott has led three Tar Heels to All-American status and four to ACC Championships.

Familiar with coaching at the World level, this is Scott’s second-straight appearance as a Senior World level coach for the USA. Last year, Scott was a part of the men’s freestyle coaching staff and helped lead the USA to a World team title, its first since 1995.

As an athlete, Scott, originally from Waynesburg, Pa., represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games is London, where he garnered a bronze medal. He also claimed a gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Championships. In college, Scott was a four-time All-American for Oklahoma State and a 2008 NCAA champion.

After graduating, Scott served on Oklahoma State’s coaching staff for two years, where he coached four NCAA champions, 12 All-Americans and 14 conference champions.

Troy Steiner is making his fourth trip to the World Championships as a women’s freestyle coach, serving on coaching staffs in 2003, 2007 and 2015. He also coached the Junior men’s freestyle World Team in 2003. 

Hailing from Bismarck, N.D., Steiner is entering his second season and third year as the head coach of the newly resurrected Fresno State wrestling program. Last year was the Bulldogs first year of competition, and Steiner led them to four two wins and had two NCAA qualifiers.

Prior to his stint at Fresno State, Steiner made several stops, coaching at Oregon State, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, where he had a part in helping 22 All-Americans, 10 Big Ten champions, seven Pac-12 Championship teams and six NCAA champions. He also coached one Junior World champion.

Steiner also serves as a personal coach to 2018 men’s freestyle World Team member Joe Colon, who will wrestle at 61 kg in Budapest.

During his athletic career, Steiner was a four-time All-American and 1992 NCAA champion for Iowa and went on to be a freestyle National Team member. He won the 1992 World Cup as well as the 1996 Pan American Championships.

The women’s freestyle portion of the 2018 World Championships will take place Oct. 22-25 in Budapest, Hungary.