Schroder Named an Assistant Coach for Cleveland State

New Cleveland State assistant coach Devin Schroder (photo courtesy of Cleveland State athletics)

CLEVELAND, Ohio â€" The Cleveland State Athletic Department and head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Devin Schroder as an assistant coach for the Vikings program.

Schroder arrives at Cleveland State after a standout career at Purdue University from 2016-to 2022. He was a four-time NCAA Championships 125-pound qualifier (2019-22), becoming the third wrestler in program history to earn a top 10 national seed at least three times. Schroder was also a four-time Big Ten placer (2019-22).

"Devin will make an immediate impact on our program and student-athletes," said Moore. "After a stellar career at Purdue and competing in the Big Ten, he understands what it takes to be successful at this level. His passion for the sport and helping others make him a great fit here at Cleveland State."

Schroder earned NWCA First Team All-American honors in 2020 after receiving the fifth seed at the NCAA National Championships, which was canceled due to COVID-19. He was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation via The Open Mat, TrackWrestling, and WIN Magazine.

"I can't describe how excited and grateful I am to be a part of this team and community," said Schroder. "Coach Moore has already laid the groundwork for the program, and I look forward to helping guide and develop the young men on the team into leaders that will succeed on and off the mat."

Schroder graduated from Purdue tied for No. 16 in win percentage in program history (96-37), with 49 of those victories coming via bonus points. He also led the Boilermakers in technical falls four times (2018, 2020-22) which combined for 23 in those years, and graduated with 27. In addition, Schroder was named Most Dominant (2020-22) and was named Purdue's Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2021.

Schroder was a three-time Michigan High School Division 3 State Champion for Grand Rapids Catholic Central. He was ranked No. 10 by WIN Magazine, No. 11 by FloWrestling, and No. 17 by Intermat and was the No. 99 overall recruit by FloWrestling. Schroder graduated with a record of 189-7.

Schroder graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and his master's in technology leadership & innovations from Purdue. In 2022, Schroder was named Purdue's Joe Patacsil Leadership award recipient and was named to the All-BIG Ten All-Academic team.


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