Kosoy new volunteer assistant at Oregon State

Mike Kosoy, a former North Carolina State wrestler earlier in this decade, has been named to the new-look Oregon State wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, Beavers head coach Chris Pendleton announced Wednesday.

Mike Kosoy
Kosoy joins Pendleton's staff in its first year heading up the wrestling program at Oregon State, joining assistant coaches Nate Engel and Isaiah Martinez.

A letterwinner from 2013-17 at NC State, Kosoy has spent the past two seasons at the Regional Training Center at Arizona State.

The heavyweight won 79 career matches at NC State, which is tied for 19th all-time. A native of Boca Raton, Fla., he was an NCAA qualifier in 2017.

"I'm very pleased to be adding Mike to my staff," Pendleton said upon announcing Kosoy's hiring. "His first year at NC State, as a freshman, he had a brand-new head-coach, Pat Popolizio, come in and restart the program. He has first-hand knowledge of what building a sustainable culture looks like. When I was going through the hiring process here at OSU I would find myself asking him a lot of questions about what that process was like for student-athletes."

"Mike has shown that he's invaluable part of a program, and as our relationship has grown over the past couple years at ASU I knew he was exactly what I was looking for in a coaching staff member. I can't wait to watch him grow as a coach."


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