The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 8, 2013

Longtime Pitt coach retires

Kelly Urban
kurban@tribdem.com

PITTSBURGH — Longtime Pittsburgh wrestling coach Randy Stottlemyer is calling it a career.

Stottlemyer announced his retirement on Monday after 34 years coaching the Panthers, though he will stay on as senior adviser for Olympic Sports.

Pitt went 304-230-12 under Stottlemyer’s watch. During his tenure, the Panthers produced 33 All-Americans and three national champions. He was named Eastern Wrestling League Coach of the Year three times.

Pitt won three EWL titles in Stottlemyer’s last four seasons as head coach and finished the 2012-13 season ranked 15th in the country.

Stottlemyer was a three-time All-American while wrestling at Pitt from 1974-78 then spent one season as an assistant before taking over as head coach.

He will be replaced by Jason Peters, who spent the last 10 seasons as an assistant under Stottlemyer.

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