Hazewinkel resigns as head wrestling coach at Oklahoma City University

Sam Hazewinkel (Photo/Oklahoma City University)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- After guiding Oklahoma City University to its first conference men's wrestling championship, Sam Hazewinkel has left his position as head coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.

In two years under Hazewinkel, the Stars went 11-5 in duals with two top-10 national finishes, nine all-Americans, 16 NAIA Championships qualifiers, eight Sooner Athletic Conference individual champions and 20 all-conference wrestlers.

A national search will be conducted to find the next OCU head coach.

In 2019-20, Oklahoma City matched its program high with five all-Americans in the 2020 NAIA Championships. The Stars finished eighth in the team standings with the No. 8 slot in the postseason national ratings. Hazewinkel, a 2012 Olympian, shared SAC coach of the year honors as OCU (8-3 in duals) took its first conference championship after winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference-SAC Championships on Feb. 21-22 in Bartlesville, Okla.


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