Walnut Creek, Calif. – Oregon State Head Wrestling Coach Jim Zalesky was named Pac-12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.
This is Zalesky’s third-consecutive Wrestling Coach of the Year award in his eight years with the Beavers. Earlier this season, Zalesky also lead Oregon State to its third consecutive Pac-12 Championship. Of his eight years, he has lead the Beavs to a first or second place conference finish seven times.
Zalesky and the Beaver coaching staff saw three of their wrestlers earn individual Pac-12 titles, and eight members of their squad advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Beavs finished in 28th place with 14.5 points.
Through his eighth season, Zalesky has earned 99 dual wins, and will hit the century mark next year. Oregon State currently sits on 999 dual wins, with the help of Zalesky, and will hit the 1,000 mark next year, making the Beavers the third program to do so in NCAA history (behind Oklahoma State and Iowa State).
For the conference release, visit http://pac-12.com/article/2014/04/03/pac-12-announces-wrestling-awards.