Friday, May 24, 2024

David Taylor Named Next Head Wrestling Coach for Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State University has made a groundbreaking decision by appointing Olympic gold medalist David Taylor as the new head coach for the Cowboy wrestling program, succeeding the legendary John Smith after his 33-year tenure.

In a significant move for the wrestling community, Oklahoma State University has announced the appointment of David Taylor as the next head coach for their renowned Cowboy wrestling program. Taylor, a two-time national champion and Olympic gold medalist, joins the Cowboys after spending 15 years at his alma mater, Penn State. During his tenure at Penn State, Taylor’s achievements included two Hodge Trophies and four NCAA finalist wins, contributing significantly to the Nittany Lions’ national victories from 2011 to 2014. Post-college, Taylor continued his remarkable career, becoming a three-time World champion and securing the Olympic gold medal in 2021.

This appointment marks the end of an era, with Taylor becoming the first new head wrestling coach for the Cowboys in 33 years, succeeding the legendary John Smith. Smith’s tenure saw remarkable success, including five NCAA Division I national team titles and 33 individual national champions, solidifying Oklahoma State’s reputation as a wrestling powerhouse. With Taylor’s illustrious career and coaching potential, the Cowboy wrestling program looks set to continue its legacy of excellence.

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