COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tom Ryan, currently in his 10th season as the head coach of the Ohio State wrestling program, has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee, the organization announced today.
Ryan’s appointment is effective immediately and effective through August 31, 2019. The group includes two other head coach – Brian Smith of Missouri and Bob Patnesky of Davidson. It also consists of Matthew Whisenant, Deputy Director of Athletics at Wyoming, Valarie Richardson, Sr. Associate Athletics Director of Athletics at Virginia and William Walker, Director of Athletics at American University.
The committee handles topics such as selection and seeding for the NCAA Championships, officiating, and rules-related issues.
In nine-plus seasons guiding the Buckeyes, Ryan has a 122-44 record with four top-five NCAA finishes, including the program’s first national championship last season. Three times he has been selected as InterMat’s National Coach of the Year – 2008, 2009 and 2015. His athletes have also reached unprecedented heights, highlighted by eight individual national titles and 14 NCAA finals appearances.
The ninth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 6-1) are back in action tomorrow when they take on No. 1 Penn State (12-0, 7-0) at a sold-out Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. The dual can be seen live on BTN.