Courtesy of goarmysports.com
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Third-year Army head wrestling coach Joe Heskett announced the addition of Brad Pataky to his staff as an assistant coach on Thursday morning. An extremely accomplished wrestler in his own right, Pataky comes to West Point having spent the last two seasons on the staff at Lock Haven University.
“Brad is an ideal fit for our mission here at West Point,” Heskett said. “He embodies impeccable character and a passion for greatness. He is very intelligent and loves to battle on the mat. He is in the hunt to make World and Olympic teams and will have a major impact in the overall development of our cadet-athletes.”
Pataky was a three-time NCAA qualifier at Penn State where he was also three-time Big 10 place winner. The Keystone State native helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2011 NCAA national title and posted an 83-31 career record.
Prior to his time in State College, Pa., Pataky enjoyed a stellar high school career during which he was a 2004 PIAA State Champion at 112 pounds, three-time PIAA state medalist and 10-time Asics Freestyle/Greco All-American. He authored an impressive 125-5 record as a high school grappler.
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