COLUMBUS, Ohio Lou Rosselli, an assistant coach for the Ohio State wrestling team, was honored by the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony Saturday. Rosselli was the recipient of the Young Alumni Award.
The second-year OSU coach, who recently helped guide two individual Buckeye national champions at the 2008 NCAA Championships en route to Ohio State’s program-best second-place finish, earned the honor for achieving distinction in his career and exceptional service to the University. A 1993 graduate of Edinboro with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, Rosselli began his coaching career at Edinboro, helping the Fighting Scots to eight Eastern Wrestling League tournament championships.
Internationally, Rosselli was named the 2007 U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach for the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. He also served as the U.S. World Team coach in 2006 and led the freestyle squad to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Championships in Guangzhou, China. In 2005, Rosselli guided the World University Games squad to three gold medals.
Also an Edinboro University Athletic Hall of Fame member, Rosselli was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team.
Initially presented in 1976, the Distinguished Alumni Award was established to recognize outstanding alumni and the University’s tradition of excellence.