Johnny Sebastian takes a shot on Minnesota's Owen Webster (Photo/David Peterson)
Johnny Sebastian has been added to the Wisconsin RTC staff. He will be joining the WRTC in the roll of assistant coach, where he will help the RTC in many ways.
"Johnny brings so many assets to the table in terms of wrestling, education and leadership," said Wisconsin head wrestling coach Chris Bono.
After finishing his sixth year of NCAA eligibility, Sebastian knew that he still had the passion and drive to stay involved with wrestling in Wisconsin.
"It's an exciting time to be affiliated with wrestling in Wisconsin and I am grateful for the opportunity to be joining the Wisconsin RTC staff in effort to continue building the program," said Sebastian.
Sean Smalley, Executive Director of the WRTC, said, "It is perfect timing. Johnny is finishing up his third Master's degree this July and will be able to immediately apply his education towards the goals of growing the RTC."
The pillar of our program is people! Another HUGE addition today to our future. Couldn't be more excited!! pic.twitter.com/4v2kilxHKf— Jon Reader (@Jon_Reader) June 12, 2020
Before transferring for his sixth year of eligibility, Sebastian finished his Bachelor's degree in Business and Organizational Policy in 2018 and followed that up with a Master's degree in Business in 2019 from Northwestern.
In addition to assisting Ben Askren, with the day to day workouts, Sebastian will focus on helping fundraise for the RTC.
Sebastian said, "I look forward to utilizing my experiences within education and athletics to generate and raise money for the Regional Training Center. I also look forward to maintaining and creating new relationships with donors, recruiting post-grad athletes to come train and growing the RTC!"