Michigan Wrestling Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Joe McFarland

Michigan Head Coach Percent Record Years NCAA Champs All-Americans

Big Ten Conference

Championships

Olympics Wrestled at
Keen, Cliff 0.744 274-91-10 45 11 68 13 1948 Keen produced 81 Big Ten Champions; Oklahoma State, 1924 Olympic Alternate, 1948 Olympic Coach, National Wrestling Hall of Fame; Founder of Cliff Keen Athletic Products
Bahr, Dale 0.647 221-119-6 21 2 43 0 n/a Iowa State 1966-68, NCAA Champion, 3 time All-American; Big Ten Coach of the Year 1988, Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame; Bahr produced 13 Big Ten Champions
McFarland, Joe 0.669 195-95-6 17 5 52 0 n/a Michigan 1981-85; 166-24-4, 4 time All-American, Silver Medalist at 1986 World Championships, McFarland has produced 17 Big Ten Champions so far
Bay, Rick 0.873 43-5-3 4 2 12 1 n/a Michigan, 1962-65, 3 time Big Ten Champ, All-American; Athletic Director at Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio State and San Diego State; NACDA Athletic Director Hall of Fame; COO of Cleveland Indiana and Vice-President of New York Yankees; USA Wrestling Man of the Year 1980; NCAA Division I Coach of the Year 1974
Johannesen, Bill 0.662 43-22 4 3 9 0 n/a Michigan, 1962-65, All-American; Assistant Coach 1970-74; Head Coach 1974-78
Courtright, Ray 0.818 9-2 2 0 0 1 n/a Oklahoma 1911-13; Head Golf Coach at Michigan 1929-44, Assistant Football Coach 1927-1936, Coached 7 sports at Michigan, more than any other in Wolverine Athletic History, Interim while Keen completed military service
Barker, Richard 0.071 1-13 1 0 0 0 n/a Iowa State, Football All-American, Assistant Olympic Coach-1928, Wrestling/Football Coach/AD-Cornell College (Iowa)
Weber, Wally 0.667 3-1-2 1 0 0 0 n/a Also, Assistant Football Coach 28 years, Interim while Keen completed military service
Thorne, Hervey 0.80 4-1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a

Assistant Coaches: Sean Bormet and Josh Churella

Graduate Assistant Coach: Kyle Massey

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Kellen Russell

Michigan Wrestling Coaching History

Cliff Keen Wrestling Club

Assistant Coaches Years UM Wrestler/Notes
Botchen, Peter 1923-1927 n/a
Donahue, Theron 1928-1931 1926-1928, 2 time Big Ten Champion; All-American
Sauer, Russell 1931-1932 n/a
Robertson, Porter "Pat" 1938-1941 Oklahoma 1935-1937; Head Coach-Oklahoma 1947-59(88-27-7), 1962; 3 time NCAA Team Champion in 1951, 1951 and 1957; 1960 Olympic Coach
Courtright, Ray 1942-1944 Also, Football/Golf/Tennis Coach
Webber, Wally 1944-1945 Also, 28 years Assistant Football Coach
Jordan, Forrest 1945-1947 1937-1940; also, Michigan Assistant Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach at Harvard plus Assistant Football Coach at Harvard and Connecticut
Betzig, Robert 1949-1956 1947-1949; 7 years as Cliff Keen's Assistant
Glass, Bradley 1956-1957 1953 Heavyweight All-American @ Princeton, 31-1-1, 15 Falls
Anderson, Charlie 1957-1958 1954-1956; Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame, 3rd AAU 1959
Cole, Steve 1958-1960 Wisconsin 1955-1957
Blubaugh, Doug 1962-1963 Oklahoma State, 3x All American, 1957 NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist 1960
Fitzgerald, Dennis 1963-1966 1959-1961; 35 years as Football Coach; Michigan Football Assistant Coach 1963-68, Head Coach at Kent State, Defensive Coordinator at Kent State, Syracuse, Kentucky, Tulane, Las Vegas Aces and Albany Firebirds; Linebacker Coach for Pittsburgh Steelers
Bay, Rick 1966-1970 Michigan, 1962-65, 3 time Big Ten Champ, All-American; Athletic Director at Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio State and San Diego State; COO of Cleveland Indiana and Vice-President of New York Yankees; USA Wrestling Man of the Year 1980
Johannesen, Bill 1970-1975 1964-1966
Jenkins, Cal 1975-1978 1964-1966
Wells, Joe 1979-1992 Iowa 1969-1972, Oregon State Head Coach 1993-2006 (161-94-3), 17 years Assistant Coach at Iowa and Michigan; NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year-1998, 1990 World Championship Freestyle Coach
Churella, Mark 1985-1987, 2007-2008 1976-1979, Head Coach UNLV 1980-83, 3X National Champion
McFarland, Joe 1986-1989 Michigan 1981-85; 166-24-4, 4 time All-American, Silver Medalist at 1986 World Championships; NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year-1994
Trost, Kurt 1988-2011 1983-1986, 139-48, NCAA Champion, 1990 World Championship Bronze Medal, 1987 World Cup Champion, 1988 Olympic Alternate, World Cup Team 1991-1994, Bronze Medal in 1991, Pan American Champion 1990; Longest Michigan Assistant Wrestling Coach-23 years, NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year-2005, Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame
Fisher, John 1990-2002 1985-1989, 4 Time All-American, 183-21, 1990 World Cup Team
Bormet, Sean 1999-2000, 2011-2016 1991-1994, 125-21, 2 Time All-American, 2008 Olympic Assistant Coach
Vogel, Kevin 1999-2006 CMU 1989-1992
Dolph, Brian 2010-2011 Indiana 1986-1990, NCAA Champion, 3 time All-American, 127-9, 2000 Olympic Alternate; Assistant Coach-University of Pennsylvania 1994-2003, 2011-
Robie, Tony 2000-2004 Edinboro State 126-23/Michigan/Virginia Tech
Kulczycki, Mike 2004-2010 2000-2003
Hrovat, Andy 2008-2009 2008 Olympic Freestyle Team
Pritzlaff, Donny 2011-2014 Wisconsin 1998-2001, 135-15, 2 time NCAA Champion, 4 time All-American, 3 X Big Ten Champion, Asst. Coach Hofstra 2004-2006, Wisconsin 2007-2011; Bronze Medal at 2006 World Championships

Churella, Ryan

Churella, Josh

2011-2013

2013-2016

2002-2006, 3 Time All-American, 2 time Big Ten Champion

3 Time All-American

Michigan Wrestling Captains