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Todd promoted at Purdue, staff expands

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue head wrestling coach Tony Ersland announced the promotion of assistant coach Tyrel Todd and the addition of a supervisor of wrestling operations on Monday.

Tyrel Todd
Todd was named head assistant coach after spending his first two seasons with the Boilermakers as an assistant coach. While on staff, Todd helped bring in a top-10 recruiting class with three 2016-17 freshmen that were ranked among the top three at their respective weight. The No. 7 ranking by InterMat for the Class of 2016 stands as the highest ranked recruiting class in program history.

"Tyrel has shown he deserves this promotion from his hard work, loyalty and dedication to the program the last two seasons," Ersland said. "He has been instrumental in all facets of the program, from our recruiting to our milestones and performance with 11 NCAA qualifiers, matching a record with eight in 2015, and Chad Welch winning Midlands."

After serving as an assistant athletics communications director for three seasons, Amanda Dahl was promoted to associate athletics communications director for wrestling and supervisor of wrestling operations. Dahl will continue to be responsible for Purdue wrestling's communications efforts, while adding team travel, camp and internal operations support.

"The addition of Amanda is invaluable for our program as it will truly allow our staff to focus on the development of our wrestlers and recruiting, which will only enhance the program," Ersland said. "We're very excited to give Amanda more responsibility with our program because of her dedication, knowledge and passion for the sport and Purdue wrestling."

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