Robie adds Brewer to Tech wrestling coaching staff

By Virginia Tech Athletics | April 18, 2019, 10:26 a.m. (ET)

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech head wrestling coach Tony Robie announced Wednesday that Cody Brewer has joined his coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Brewer has spent the last three seasons on staff at Northwestern following a standout career at Oklahoma. With the Sooners, Brewer was a two-time Big 12 champion, a four-time All-American and an NCAA champion in 2015.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Cody and his fiancée, Rachel, to Blacksburg," said Robie. "Cody's accolades speak for themselves. As a coach, he has already proven that he can develop wrestlers and put them in a position to win national titles. We have many talented lower weights that will benefit from Cody's presence over the next several years. I know that he is excited to come to Blacksburg and start helping us on our quest to become the very best."

At Northwestern, Brewer worked with the Wildcats' lightweights and mentored two-time All-American Sebastian Rivera. Brewer's work with Rivera this past season helped Rivera win a Big 10 championship and earn the No. 1 seed at 125 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Championships. He spent his first two seasons in Evanston as a volunteer assistant coach before being promoted to assistant coach this past season.

Brewer went 95-22 and 48-10 in duals in his career at Oklahoma. He was a Big 12 finalist in each of his four seasons and placed seventh, eighth, first and third at nationals from 2013-16. Tech assistant coach Jared Frayer was on staff at Oklahoma, his alma mater, from Brewer's true freshman campaign in 2011-12 through his redshirt sophomore season in 2013-14.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Brewer graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in sociology and is engaged to his fiancée, Rachel, who wrestled at Oklahoma City University.