Song named assistant wrestling coach at Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg University wrestling coach John Stutzman has announced the hiring of Danny Song as the team's new assistant coach. Song replaces Scott Owen who left to take a position in his native New Mexico.

Song comes to Bloomsburg after three years as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Iowa wrestling team.

During Song's tenure, Iowa has crowned four NCAA champions, 19 All-Americans, six Big Ten champions and 15 academic all-Big Ten honorees. The Hawkeyes won the 2010 NCAA and Big Ten tournament titles, while earning Big Ten regular season crowns in 2010 and 2011. Iowa also set school records for longest dual unbeaten (84) and winning streaks (69), longest dual road unbeaten (51) and winning streaks (44), most Carver-Hawkeye Arena victories (11) and most dual shutouts (8).

"Danny is a great addition to our staff," said Stutzman. "Danny was highly recommended by some of the sports best coaches in Terry Brands and Mike Duroe and I valued that in making my decision. He has come in and hit the ground running and with him I feel we will not miss a beat."

"He is a tireless worker his energy level inside the practice room awesome and he was the perfect fit for the job," Stutzman added. "In addition he has a strong background in coaching having been at Iowa and being a part of a National Championship team."

Song was a three-year NCAA qualifier and starter at 141 and 149 pounds for the Merchant Marine Academy from 2004-2006. He posted an 81-20 career record, placing at the 2006 Division III NCAA Championships.

A native of Hauppauge, N.Y., Song earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 2008.


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