Russell named USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Coach of the Year

Joe Russell, former University of Minnesota wrestler who’s now head coach at George Mason University, has been named 2013 USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Coach of the Year, the nation’s governing body for the sport announced Saturday.

In addition to heading up the GMU Patriot wrestling program, Russell served as a coach of the 2013 Cadet World Team, which finished 13th in the World with two bronze medalists, Cade Olivas and Jon Jay Chavez. They were the first two FILA Cadet Greco-Roman medals won by the United States since the FILA Cadet World Championships were revived by FILA, the international federation of wrestling, in 2011. Continue reading at