Lou Rosselli (Columbus, Ohio/New York AC) has been named 2013 Freestyle
Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling. It is the second time that Rosselli
has received this prestigious award, to go along with his award in 2007.
This award is named after the late wrestling legend Terry McCann, a 1960
Olympic champion wrestler. McCann was a long-time coach with the
successful Mayor Daley Youth Foundation club, which won numerous
national titles in freestyle and Greco-Roman and produced champion
athletes for the United States. McCann also served as USA Wrestling
President and a FILA Bureau member.
Rosselli is a coach with the New York Athletic Club, and is the head coach at the Ohio Regional Training Center.
He was the personal coach for five 2013 U.S. Freestyle World Team
members: Angel Escobedo at 55 kg, Reece Humphrey at 60 kg, Keith Gavin
at 84 kg, J.D. Bergman at 96 kg and Tervel Dlagnev at 120 kg. All five
train under Rosselli at the Ohio Regional Training Center.
Rosselli was a 2013 U.S. World Team Coach, helping lead the USA to a
fifth-place finish, led by individual champion Jordan Burroughs. As
coach for the New York Athletic Club, Rosselli helped coach the club to
the Div. I Team title at the U.S. Open. At the World Team Trials, the
NYAC had two individual champions and placed six athletes on the
Rosselli serves as the Associate Head Coach at The Ohio State
University, working on the staff with head coach Tom Ryan and has been
with the Buckeyes for seven seasons.
He was a 2012 Olympic coach and helped lead the USA to three individual
medalists, champions Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner and bronze
medalist Coleman Scott. The USA was third in the unofficial standings.
Rosselli served as a 2011 U.S. World Team Coach in Istanbul, Turkey,
which finished third in the team standings, led by two medalists.
Rosselli also served as a 2007 U.S. World Team Coach, helping lead the
United States to a fourth place finish, led by World bronze medalist
Daniel Cormier. He also served as a World Team Coach for the 2006 U.S.
Freestyle World Team, which placed third as a team at the 2006 World
Championships in Guangzhou, China with four individual medalists.
He was the assistant coach of the 2005 U.S. World University Games Team,
which placed third in the team standings with three individual gold
medalists in Izmir, Turkey. He also coached the 2010 U.S. World
University Championships team in Torino, Italy. He was also a coach for
the U.S. team at the 2009 Pan American Championships. Rosselli has also
coached a number of other U.S. teams on international tours.
At Ohio State with Rosselli on staff, the Buckeyes placed second at the
2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships as a team. He was named 2009 NWCA
Assistant Coach of the Year.
Previously, he served 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Edinboro
Univ., eight years as a full-time assistant and three years as a
volunteer assistant. Rosselli has helped build the Scotsmen into a
nationally competitive program on the Div. I level.
Rosselli competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., at 114.5
pounds. He was a 1997 World Cup champion, and won a silver medal at the
1998 Pan American Championships. He won U.S. National freestyle titles
three times (1995, 1996, 1999) and was second in the 1998 U.S.
Nationals. Rosselli was also a University Nationals freestyle champion
Rosselli placed third at the 1993 NCAA Championships and was fourth in
the 1991 NCAA Championships for Edinboro Univ. A native of Middleport,
N.Y., Rosselli was a two-time New York state champion at
Royalton-Hartland High School, in addition to finishing second once and
PAST TERRY McCANN AWARD WINNERS AS FREESTYLE COACH OF THE YEAR
2013 - Lou Rosselli, Columbus, Ohio, New York AC
2012 – Cael Sanderson, State College, Pa., Nittany Lion WC
2011 – Mark Manning, Lincoln, Neb., Sunkist Kids
2010 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC
2009 – John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Gator WC
2008 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC
2007 - Lou Rosselli, Columbus, Ohio, New York AC
2006 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC
2005 - Mike Duroe, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye TC
2004 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids
2003 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC
2002 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC
2001 - Zeke Jones, Morgantown, W.Va., Sunkist Kids
2000 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1999 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club
1998 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1997 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club
1996 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach
1995 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach
1994 - Gene Davis, Colorado Springs, Colo., Athletes In Action
1993 - Joe Seay, Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunkist Kids
1992 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids