Hunter Stieber (left) warming up with brother Logan Stieber before the 2015 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
NORMAN -- Oklahoma head wrestling coach Lou Rosselli announced Tuesday the addition of Hunter Stieber to his staff. Stieber, who comes off a decorated collegiate career at Ohio State University, will serve as volunteer assistant coach.
"We are glad to have Hunter as part of our staff," Rosselli said. "He is still competing and will be able to train with our 141-157 pounders. His work ethic and passion for the sport will help our student-athletes grow."
Stieber, who hails from Monroeville, Ohio, spent the last five seasons wrestling for the Buckeyes. The role at Oklahoma marks the first coaching duties of his career.
"I'm pretty excited. Lou's been my coach for my entire college career, so when he called me up, I didn't really think about it too much," Stieber said. "I wanted to come out and compete still while starting my coaching career. I've known Coach (Keith) Gavin from my time competing and Coach (Michael) Lightner too, from competing in college, so I'm excited to be out here. The team's looking good and there's a lot of excitement around this program right now, so it's good to be a part of that."
A two-time All-American at 141 pounds and three-time NCAA qualifier, Stieber was the 2013 Big Ten Champion and entered the 2013 NCAA Championships as the tournament's No. 1 seed. Stieber, who posted an impressive 36-1 record during his sophomore season, also earned All-Big 10 honors in 2013. He qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championships despite facing injury setbacks in his final two seasons as a Buckeye.