Pariano out as head wrestling coach at Northwestern

Drew Pariano has been relieved of his head coaching duties at Northwestern University.

Drew Pariano (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)
Pariano, who wrestled for Northwestern, assumed the head coaching position in 2010. He had previously served as the program's associate head coach and assistant coach prior to becoming Northwestern's head wrestling coach.

"I have nothing but great things to say about Northwestern University and I have a plethora of fond memories," Pariano said in a statement he released. "We had an outstanding 10-year run where I was honored to be the head coach (for 5 of them), and we have had some amazing people help us achieve many of our goals along the way. I am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my coaching/administrative career."

Pariano coached 24 All-Americans since 2005, including four NCAA champions and eight NCAA finalists. Northwestern has finished in the top 20 at the NCAAs in nine of the past 10 seasons, which includes a fourth-place finish in 2007.

Matt Storniolo has been named interim head coach for the 2015-16 season.

Storniolo has served as an assistant coach on the Northwestern staff for six seasons. He was a two-time All-American as a competitor.


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stbird (2) about 5 and a half years ago
That's crazy! Something must be up. I thought Pariano did an excellent job at Northwestern.