Where are they now?: Status of some former Edinboro University wrestling coaches, wrestlers

Edinboro University wrestling coach Matt Hill and Oklahoma University's Lou Rosselli will be on opposite sides of the mat when the teams meet Saturday at McComb Fieldhouse.

The Division I dual between the Sooners (2-2) and the Fighting Scots (0-3) is scheduled at 7 p.m.

It's the second time since 2019 that Hill and Rosselli will meet in their current roles. It was Feb. 9 of that year when the Sooners secured a 31-6 victory.

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However, the duo's combined wrestling history at McComb began well before then. They also formerly competed for Edinboro.

Matt Hill

Hill took over his alma mater's program in 2018, 11 years after he graduated from Edinboro. He went 105-42 overall for the Scots and appeared in three NCAA tournaments.

Rosselli graduated from Edinboro in 1993 with a college record of 136-25-4. He also was a three-time PSAC gold medalist and two-time All-American.

Lou Rosselli

However, Rosselli's mat success didn't end 30 years ago. At 114½ pounds, he represented the United States in freestyle wrestling during the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta.

Bruce Baumgartner, Rosselli's coach while at Edinboro, also competed in those Games. It was the fourth and final appearance for the heavyweight, who was the division's gold medalist in 1984 and 1992 and its silver medalist in 1988.

Baumgartner was Edinboro's wrestling coach from 1990-97. He resigned from that position to become Edinboro's full-time athletic director, a role he held until his 2018 promotion as the school's assistant vice president for university advancement.

Although Baumgartner retired two years later, he remains active in wrestling both locally and internationally.

Bruce Baumgartner

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Locally, Baumgartner helped found the Erie Sports Center's T3 Wrestling Club in September. He's listed as an advisor and consultant for a program that seeks to spur interest in the sport for youths, both male and female.

Last year, Baumgartner also was re-elected as president of USA Wrestling. He was enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a distinguished member in 2002.

Here's the status of other prominent Edinboro wrestlers and coaches:

Tim Flynn

Flynn is in his fifth season as head coach at West Virginia University. Like Rosselli at Oklahoma, he's in charge of a Big 12 Conference school.

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Flynn wrestled for Penn State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1987 and his master's in 1990. He joined Edinboro's coaching staff two years later and was promoted to coach when Baumgartner departed it in 1997.

Flynn coached three Scots to NCAA championships (Josh Koscheck in 2001, Gregor Gillespie in 2007 and Jarrod King in 2009) during his 21-year tenure. The team also went 223-95-5 in duals during that span.

Mike DeAnna

DeAnna, a former Edinboro coach, is a Realtor for Century 21 in Elyria, Ohio. The former four-time Big 10 Conference titlist at Iowa has worked in that industry since 1995, five years after he last coached at Edinboro.

The Scots went 54-34-1 during DeAnna's six seasons. He was in charge of the team when it went from Division II to Division I status in 1986.

DeAnna was a 2021 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.

Tony Robie

Robie is in his 17th season coaching Virginia Tech University's Division I wrestling program.

Robie graduated from Strong Vincent High School in 1992. It was during his season year that he helped the Colonels' football team win the PIAA Class 3A title.

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Robie also wrestled while at Vincent, and he was good enough to continue in that sport at Edinboro. He was a 2008 inductee for the school's athletic hall of fame thanks to a career record of 126-24 and three NCAA tournament berths.

Robie coached Binghamton (New York) University's wrestling team before arriving at Virginia Tech in 2006.

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