Jasen BorshoffBorshoff comes to RIT after spending the last seven years as an assistant coach at Binghamton University. While at Binghamton, he coached two NCAA All-Americans, nine NWCA Academic All-Americans and 21 NCAA Championship Qualifiers. Borshoff helped the Bearcats achieve their highest finish at the 2012 NCAA Tournament, placing 14th. While at Binghamton, Borshoff was Tournament Director of the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, one of the premier multi-division wrestling tournaments in the country.
In addition, Borshoff was director of the Bearcat Wrestling Club for youth and high school wrestlers. His wrestlers combined for 11 New York State Championships and eight high school All-American honors.
"I am very excited about the addition of Jasen Borshoff to our staff," said Bovenzi. "Jasen is the type of person we want mentoring our student athletes. He understands the rigors of achieving at a high level athletically while balancing the academic challenges of an institution such as RIT. While at Binghamton, Jasen was involved in all day-to-day operations. That experience, coupled with the surge of energy in our program ranging from prospective athletes to alumni, will help RIT wrestling ascend to where we expect to be, among the nation's finest."
Borshoff was a two-time Academic All-American on the mats at American University. He also qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and was a four-time EIWA place-winner. In the classroom, Borshoff boasted a 3.6 grade-point average, received his bachelor's degree in health promotion in 2008 and master's degree two years later. He was a six-time Dean's List honoree and helped the Eagles produce the highest wrestling GPA in the nation two times and second-highest another year.
Originally from the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, Borshoff competed on the mats at the scholastic level for Bovenzi before graduating from Pittsford Sutherland High School in 2005.
"I am excited to be back in my hometown of Rochester and join the RIT community," said Borshoff. "I look forward to working with one of my mentors in coach Bovenzi, while helping RIT's student-athletes achieve their goals on the mat and in the classroom."