The University of Buffalo Bulls wrestling team has a new head coach and his roots go back to the UB program. John Stutzman, a 1998 graduate of UB and the all-time leader in wins when he left will be named as the new head wrestling coach, replacing Jim Beichner.

Stutzman has been the head coach at Bloomsburg University for the past eight seasons and in that time he has led the Huskies to a record of 97-56-1 record. That ranks Stutzman third all-time in career wins at that college.

Stutzman has coached three NCAA Division I All-Americans, eight Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) champions, 76 EWL place winners and 33 NCAA Division I national qualifiers. Three times Stutzman has earned the EWL Coach of the Year honor as well as producing the 2007 EWL and PSAC Freshman of the Year; the 2009 EWL Championship’s Outstanding Wrestler and the 2011 PSAC Freshman of the Year.

In 2012-13  Stutzman’s Huskies posted a record of 17-3 claiming the first outright EWL Dual Meet Championships in program history while beating three nationally ranked teams in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Edinboro.  The 17 wins are tied for the most in the programs history.  As a team the Huskies finished ranked 15th in the country by the NWCA. At the EWL championships Sutzman led the Huskies to a third place finish, with two EWL Champions, while qualifying six wrestlers for the NCAA championships. Following the season he earned his third EWL Coach of the Year honor.

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