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ATHENS, Ohio – Hunter Stieber has been hired as assistant coach for the Ohio wrestling program, head coach Joel Greenlee has announced.
“Hunter is a home run hire for Ohio University,” explained Greenlee. “Hunter is very skilled at developing young wrestlers and is a big wrestling name in the state of Ohio. We are extremely excited to have Hunter on campus.”
Stieber joins the Bobcats after spending five seasons as a volunteer assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners. During his time in Norman, Okla., the Sooners went 38-32, including the school’s first conference championship in 19 years during the 2021 campaign. Stieber assisted in the development of NCAA qualifiers Dom Demas and Justin Thomas.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Oklahoma, Stieber wrestled at Ohio State University. As a Buckeye, he was a two-time All-American at 141 pounds and three-time NCAA qualifier, Stieber was the 2013 Big Ten Champion and entered the 2013 NCAA Championships as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Stieber, who posted an impressive 36-1 record during his sophomore season, also earned All-Big 10 honors in 2013. He qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championships despite facing injury setbacks in his final two seasons as a Buckeye.
Stieber also coached and was a training partner for USA Wrestling, including a Junior World Team Coach in 2018, and Senior World Team Training Partner from 2016-19.
“I’m excited, it’s good to be back in Ohio,” said Stieber. “I’m looking forward to working with the team and helping them grow as student-athletes. Go Bobcats!”