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Walsh, Wolfe return to Rider as assistant coaches

Chad Walsh and Ryan Wolfe

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Former Rider Wrestling All-Americans Chad Walsh and Ryan Wolfe are returning to serve as assistant coaches, head coach John Hangey has announced.

"We are very excited to announce the addition of Ryan Wolfe and Chad Walsh as assistant coaches to the wrestling program," said Hangey. "Both Ryan and Chad represented Rider University at the highest level during their athletic careers having earned All American status. They bring a wealth of experience and success to the staff and will provide a genuine passion for our University and wrestling program. This will be beneficial to our younger student-athletes and will be extremely helpful in the overall development of our team."

Walsh is one of only two, two-time All-Americans in Rider history, joining John Carvalheira. He was a four-time NCAA qualifier and is Rider's all-time leader in wins by fall with 39, having surpassed Tim Morrison's record of 29 that stood for nearly 35 years. He was a three-time EWL Champion and a two-time EWL Wrestler of the Year and Rider Male Athlete of the Year. Walsh was named to the 2015 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team and was a four-time NWCA All-Academic Team honoree.

Wolfe returns to Rider following a year as an assistant coach at Lock Haven. Along with All-American honors, Wolfe was a three-time NCAA DI tournament qualifier and three-time EWL Champion. He was a four-time EWL finalist, a two-time place-winner at the Midlands Tournament and he was also a freestyle All-American.

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