photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com
Today The Open Mat sat down with NC State head coach Pat Popolizio to discuss a variety of topics. First, the newly-bearded Popolizio set the record straight regarding a story that Scott Green told us yesterday. Pat also elaborates on another story Green told about him interviewing for the Binghamton head coaching job during monsoon conditions. Moving on to his team at NC State, the Wolfpack return all eight of their 2019-20 national qualifiers and will be an imposing team next season. That’s saying something since they finished 15-0 last year. We also talk about the importance of a National Dual-like tournament that could have had the Wolfpack face Iowa or Penn State, the difficulties scheduling as an ACC power and the culture that his staff has created in the wrestling room and out in the surrounding community. Get your #PackMentality ready for a great interview with the leader of the Pack, Pat Popolizio.