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    Pascoe joins coaching staff at Indiana

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana Wrestling head coach Duane Goldman announced the addition of Travis Pascoe to the coaching staff for the 2015-16 season on Monday morning. Pascoe comes to IU after spending one year as the assistant coach at Brown University.

    "We are excited to add Travis to our staff. He brings a very strong record of training with and producing All-Americans," Goldman said. "His background and goals will fit well with the tenets of IU Athletics. He will be a great addition to our staff and the team as a whole."

    In Pascoe's one-year stay at Brown, he assisted the Bears in qualifying Ophir Bernstein and Justin Staudenmayer for the NCAA tournament, and Billy Watterson as a First Team All-Ivy selection. In addition, his Brown squad posted the nation's fifth-best team GPA in the 2014-15 academic year.

    "I am very excited to join the IU Wrestling staff and would like to thank coach Goldman for the opportunity to work at a great institution," Pascoe said. "I hope we can help the Hoosiers move into the top tier of the Big Ten and the nation. I would also like thank my wife, Sara, for being wonderful while moving across the country to help young men reach their goals."

    Prior to joining Brown's coaching staff, Pascoe spent two seasons in a return to Oregon State, his sixth and seventh years overall with the Beavers. His seven years at Oregon State were split by a one-year stint at Arizona State during the 2011-12 season.

    Pascoe's first stretch with the Oregon State program spanned five seasons, beginning in the 2006-07 season and ending in the 2010-11 academic year. In that time, Pascoe helped coach six wrestlers to seven Pac-10 Conference titles, along with two team Pac-10 titles in 2007 and 2010. Pascoe also took part in molding two NCAA All-Americans in those five years. Pascoe continued his wrestling career at Oregon State, training for the world championships and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

    Pascoe's first post-graduate assistant coaching position came in the 2005-06 academic year, when he was an assistant at Fresno State. Pascoe coached one season for the Bulldogs before Fresno State discontinued their wrestling program. In that year, Pascoe coached Greg Gifford, the NCAA West Region Champion at 184 pounds.

    Before ascending to the coaching ranks, Pascoe was an accomplished wrestler at the University of Nebraska, where he wrestled at 184 pounds from 2000-2005. Pascoe redshirted his first season, but proceeded to start his remaining four years. Pascoe accumulated a career record of 100-36, which ranked as the 13th-most wins in Nebraska history. Pascoe was a four-time NCAA qualifier, reaching the semifinals and a sixth-place finish in 2005. Pascoe received All-American honors in 2005 for his outstanding season.

    Furthermore, Pascoe helped the Huskers to Top 20 finishes in all four seasons, including fifth in 2004 and eighth in 2002. In the Big 12 Championships, Pascoe posted third-place finishes in 2002 and 2003, a fourth-place finish in 2004, and a second-place finish in 2005.

    Prior to his collegiate career, Pascoe was a two-sport standout at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash. A four-year member of both the wrestling and football squads, Pascoe was a three-time Washington State Champion at 189 pounds, and a High School All-America honoree in his senior year. Pascoe also achieved a fourth-place finish at the Cadet World Trials in 1997.

    The Rathdrum, Ida. native and his wife, Sara, have one daughter, Piper, and one son, Hudson.

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