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Maryland Names Alex Clemsen Head Coach

Clemsen, Alex

Today, the University of Maryland has announced that they will hire Missouri’s Associate Head Coach Alex Clemsen to take over as their next head coach. Clemsen just completed his fifth season on the Missouri staff and in those five years the Tigers have taken home one NCAA team trophy (fourth in 2015) and never finished below sixth in the nation. They have dominated the MAC Conference in that period going 37-1 in conference duals and winning the conference tournament each season. During Clemsen’s tenure in Columbia, Mizzou has crowned two wrestlers national champions (J’Den Cox and Drake Houdashelt) and seen 11 wrestlers All-American 22 times. Prior to coming to Missouri, Clemsen spent five years on Steve Garland’s staff at the University of Virginia. In his first year at Virginia, the Cavaliers won their first ACC title since the 1977 season. Alex’s coaching career started at Oregon State University where he was the Director of Operations for two seasons. As an athlete, Clemsen was a four-time NCAA qualifier for Edinboro and an All-American, placing fourth at 184 lbs, during the 2007 NCAA Championships. At this time it’s unclear how Clemsen will fill out his staff at Maryland.

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