DATE: September 27, 2018
CONTACT: Bob Shreve, SID
PAT BRADSHAW NAMED ASSISTANT WRESTLING COACH
EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro head wrestling coach Matt Hill has completed his coaching staff with the addition of former Fighting Scots standout Pat Bradshaw as an assistant coach. He joins another former Fighting Scot, Mike DePalma, as assistants under Hill.
“Pat Bradshaw brings lots of energy to the wrestling room and is very passionate about the sport of wrestling,” noted Hill. “He’s extremely invested in the program and embodies what Edinboro wrestling is all about. Pat will help us greatly with our upper weights this season. He’s not only a great wrestler and coach, he’s a good role model and person for our wrestlers to look up to. ”
Bradshaw began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Edinboro under Tim Flynn in 2011-12. He worked directly with NCAA Division I finalist Chris Honeycutt in 2012. He has since served as an assistant coach at Saegertown High School, working alongside head coach Jim Mulligan. They have produced several PIAA state champions and placewinners.
Bradshaw wrestled for Edinboro from 2005-10, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education with a concentration in Teachers Certification in December 2009. An outstanding student, he was a five-time Edinboro Scholar-Athlete. He was a three-time national qualifier, along with winning three PSAC titles and two EWL championships. He finished with a career record of 97-44.
He competed at 197 lbs. his first three seasons before moving up to 184 lbs. as a senior. In 2007-08, he posted a 29-13 record at 197 lbs., winning his first PSAC crown and finishing third at the EWL Championships. In 2008-09, he was 26-9, winning both the EWL and PSAC titles. He wrapped up his career in 2009-10 with a 30-13 ledger while dropping down to 184 lbs. He would once again win both the EWL and PSAC titles.
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