Seton Hill's head wrestling coach Brian Tucker has announced that two-time All-American Tyler Nauman is joining the coaching staff as an assistant coach. He has tons of experience from coaching at many different schools in addition to wrestling through out high school and college. Nauman will definitely bring new skills and competitiveness to Seton Hill.
"When assistant coach Brett Smith accepted the Head Coaching position at Urbana University, Tyler immediately came to my mind to fill the position. His loyalty and passion to the sport is unmatched. He has proven he is a great coach and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. His involvement in the WPIAL gives him knowledge of many of the wrestlers on our roster and I look forward to working with him. I expect him to immediately impact the growth of this program and help us toward becoming National Champions," stated Coach Tucker
Nauman will be joining the Griffins' after spending last season at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh where he served as volunteer assistant coach and was Pittsburgh Wrestling Club head coach. During that time he coached five national qualifiers.
Prior to his coaching stint at Pitt, Nauman began his coaching career at Drexel University where he coached two national qualifiers during the 2012-2013 season. After that he took the reigns as head coach at Belle Vernon High School from 2013-2014 and led the team to qualify three for the state tournament including a state place winner. His coaching career then took him to South Park High School as an assistant coach where he had four state champions, five state placers, and five state qualifiers during two seasons.
In 2014, Middletown PA gained a new wrestling club. Nauman started his own wrestling club, Team Nauman. Team Nauman has gained national recognition since its inauguration placing as a team at prestigious events such as NHSCA Duals and Disney Duals as well as placing individuals and crowning champions at FloNationals and NHSCA Nationals.
As a wrestler at Middletown Area high school Nauman placed at states all 4 years capped in his senior season with a state title and outstanding wrestler award winner. After winning states he was chosen to wrestle on the Dapper Dan PA team and was also awarded outstanding wrestler of the dual.
His success on the mat continued at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a four-time Eastern Wrestling League Conference Champion, a two time All American (earning 5th place honors on both occasions), a member of three conference championship teams, and most importantly, a team captain.
Nauman has etched his name in Pitt's record book after achieving the third-most wins of 41 wins and 39 falls in his career. Seton Hill is excited to have Tyler Nauman join the wrestling program and coaching staff.