BUFFALO, NY -- Justin Oliver, a former All-American and four-time national qualifier, has been named an assistant coach for the University at Buffalo wrestling program head coach John Stutzman announced on Thursday. Oliver comes to Buffalo following a decorated career at both Central Michigan and North Carolina State.
Oliver is entering the coaching ranks after most recently wrestling at NC State during the 2018-19 campaign. In his only season with the Wolfpack, Oliver went 20-7, finished third at the ACC Championships and was a NCAA qualifier at 149 lbs.
Prior to wrestling at NC State, Oliver spent four years at Mid-American Conference-rival Central Michigan. With the Chippewas, the Michigan native was a three-time national qualifier and earned All-American honors in 2016.
"I'm extremely happy to get Justin on board," Stutzman said. "Coming from a perennial MAC power in CMU and an ACC power in NC State, he has been coached and mentored by some of the best minds in wrestling. In a short time, he has already made a huge impact with our guys and I'm excited to watch him grow and develop as a coach."
Oliver earned his undergraduate degree in organizational administration from Central Michigan.
"With the addition of Coach Ramos, Coach McBryde and now Coach Oliver, our student-athletes have clear cut examples in the room on what it will take to become All-Americans and make world teams," Stutzman added.