Aug. 16, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State wrestling coaching staff will host the 2006 Ohio State Wrestling Coaches Clinic in St. John Arena Oct. 12-13 in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association.

The first-year OSU personnel will hold four technique sessions during the two-day annual event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Immediately following the first technique session, team wrestle-offs will be held at 8 p.m. Coaches attending the clinic will be admitted free of charge for the wrestle-offs.

Leading the Buckeye staff is head coach Tom Ryan, who was a seven-time conference coach of the year at Hofstra. Ohio State assistants, Tommy Rowlands (two-time NCAA champion and 2008 Olympic hopeful) and Lou Rosselli (1996 Olympian and 2006 U.S. World Team coach) and volunteer assistant coach Joe Heskett (NCAA champion and 2008 Olympic hopeful) also will be in attendance. Also a part of the session is OSU wrestling director of operations Ross Thatcher (All-American at Penn State) and Jim Humphrey (1988 Olympic coach).

OSHAA will present the state rules interpretation, as well as hold a coaches association meeting.

Registration will begin at 2 p.m. and will end at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. For more information and registration, log on to

2006 Ohio State Coaches Clinic Schedule
Thursday, October 12, 2006
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Early Registration (receive parking passes during check in) 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration – St. John Arena (NE side)

Session 1
6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Technique Session: OSU coaching staff
8 p.m.-9 p.m. OSU Wrestle-offs (St. John Arena)
8 p.m.-9 p.m. Coaches Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (Recruiting Room)
9:15 p.m.-11:15p.m. Coaches Social – French Field House
Friday, October 13, 2006
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast – St. John Arena
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration – St. John Arena (only for those who
have not checked in)

Session 2
8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. State Rules Interpretation Meeting – OHSAA
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Coaches Associations Meeting with OHSAA
“State Wrestling Announcements”
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Technique Session: OSU coaching staff
noon-1 p.m. Lunch – French Field House

Session 3
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Technique Session: OSU coaching staff
1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Technique Session: OSU coaching staff
2:45 p.m. Ohio State Practice (wrestling room Steelwood facility)