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rocco mansueto

patrick bond

Assistant Coach 3rd Season • Cleveland State ‘03

Assistant Coach 1st Season • Illinois ‘10

Rocco Mansueto enters his third season at the Patrick Bond is in his first season as a memUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is ber of the Mocs’ coaching staff. He joins UTC the organizational brains behind Heath Eslinger’s staff, as well as after spending last season as a volunteer assistant coach at the top assistant and a valuable asset for the Mocs in the wres- the University of Illinois. tling room.

A four-time NCAA qualifier, Bond wrestled for the Fighting

Mansueto joined UTC after spending a year at Army and has sevIllini from 2007-10. He competed at 197 pounds and placed en years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt.

fifth or higher in the Big 10 tournament all four years. He was A two-time high school state champion from Middletown, N.Y., also ranked in the top-20 in the nation throughout his time at Mansueto went on to make three NCAA Championship appear- Illinois.

ances and win an Eastern Wrestling League Championship at Bond assists with practice planning, recruiting and works 125 pounds during a standout career at Cleveland State. A four-time conference place-winner, including a pair of finals appearances, Mansueto was selected a team captain three times under Cleveland State head coach Jack Effner. He was also named an All-American after a sixth-place showing at the U.S. Open Championships and qualified for the World Team Trials in 2002. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2003, Mansueto spent the next three years at John Carroll University as a graduate assistant coach. He helped lead the Blue Streaks to their third and fourth-straight Ohio Athletic Association Championships in 2004 and 2005, while guiding the squad to 12th and 18th-place finishes, respectively, at the NCAA Division III Championships. He also tutored three All-Americans, eight NCAA qualifiers, eight individual conference champions and four Academic All-Americans before earning a master’s degree in School Counseling in 2006.

with individuals in the wrestling room.

A native of Chesapeake, Va., Bond graduated from Illinois in 2010 with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Communication. He was a four-time state champion during his prep career, as well as a two-time national freestyle champion.

mike hatcher Volunteer Assistant Coach 3rd Season • Iowa ‘97

Prior to his stint at Army, Mansueto has spent the previous two Mike Hatcher enters his third season as a volyears as the head wrestling coach at Cape Henry Collegiate unteer assistant coach with the Mocs. Hatcher School in Virginia Beach, Va. In 2008, he led the Dolphins to their was a four-year letterman and a part of four national champifirst-ever Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) onship teams at the University of Iowa from 1993-96. Championship as five wrestlers went on to compete at the National Prep School Championships. He was named the TCIS Coach Hatcher spent the previous two seasons as an assistant of the Year for his efforts.

coach with Eslinger at Cleveland High School in Cleveland,

Mansueto is married to the former Stefanie Boger. The couple Tenn. He has also served as the director and head coach of the Higher Calling Wrestling Club in Cleveland, Tenn., the had their first child, daughter Sofia Marisa, in February 2011.

last two years. Hatcher is now the Director of the Chattanooga Wrestling Club. Hatcher wrestled for legendary Iowa coach Dan Gable during his Hawkeye career. He brings over 10 years of coaching experience to the Mocs. Hatcher spent four years at Durant High School (Iowa), four years at Martin County High School (Fla.) and one year each at Krop High School (Fla.) and Coral Glades High School (Fla.).


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