Bryce Hasseman was named the newest assistant wrestling coach at North Carolina, head coach Coleman Scott announced Tuesday. Hasseman, who comes to Chapel Hill after two seasons at the The University at Buffalo, completes Scott's full-time coaching staff.
"It is great for us here at UNC to get someone like Bryce who has had the experience on the mat as well as in coaching," Scott said. "He brings a different mindset in the room and in the office which will benefit the program tremendously. Neil and I have known him for same time and we already work very well together."
Prior to his time at Buffalo, Hasseman coached at Oklahoma State under legendary head coach John Smith. Under Smith, Hasseman helped guide three OSU wrestlers to All-America finishes - Clayton Foster, who took second at 197 pounds in 2011; Chris Perry, who took third at 174 in 2012; and Cayle Byers, who took third at 197 in 2012.
A former U.S. National Team member and world team alternate, Hasseman trained for the Olympics at the University of Iowa and the Olympic Training Center under coach Terry Brands. During his time in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes won an NCAA team title. Hasseman owns international wins as prestigious events such as the Don Kolov International, the Dave Schultz Memorial, the Guelph Open, the Hargobind International and the Canada Cup.
Hasseman started his college career at Northern Illinois before transferring to Bloomsburg. While at Bloomsburg, Hasseman won an EWL conference title and was an NCAA qualifier at 174 pounds. During the 2004-05 season, Hasseman led Bloomsburg with an 38-6 record.
A native of Franklin, Indiana, Hasseman is married to former USA Volleyball national team player Angie McGinnis. The two met while training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in 2008 and have two sons, Levi and Isaiah.