Mountaineer wrestling adds two coaches

BOONE — Appalachian State head coach JohnMark Bentley announced the addition of two assistant coaches to his staff for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Todd Schavrien and John Roosa officially start their new coaching careers on July 1.

“I am extremely excited to add Todd and Josh to our staff,” said Bentely. “They bring a lot of experience and motivation that will benefit our wrestling program.”

Schavrien comes to Appalachian after spending last season as a volunteer assistant at Missouri. Before he was an assistant at Missouri he spent two years as the Tigers director of wrestling operations. In 2012, Schavrien was a part of the wrestling staff at Drexel University.

After spending one season as an assistant coach at Buffalo, Roosa will join the Mountaineer staff. Roosa enjoyed a very successful wrestling career at Bloomsburg University before jumping into coaching.

Both men found plenty of success on the mats.

Schavrien reached the NCAA Tournament three times during his career at Missouri. He originally started his wrestling career at Arizona State but transferred to the Mizzou program.

He tallied an 86-44 record and finished his career with a Big 12 Championship. Schavrien went on to place sixth at the NCAA Championship at 141 pounds.

In his four years as a starter and team captain for the Bloomsburg Huskies, Roosa had a 40-25 record and was ranked in the top-20 in all four years at 149 pounds. As a senior in 2013, Roosa finished third in the Eastern Wrestling League while leading his team to a third place finish. Roosa qualified for for the 2013 NCAA Championship along with earning All-American status at the University Nationals.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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