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Appalachian State Wrestling Promotes Patteson to Assistant Coach

App State Wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced that Jarrod Patterson has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach.

“Jarrod did a great job with our team during his first year in Boone,” Bentley said. “We’re excited that he’ll continue to work with our program and our wrestlers.”

Patterson joined App State’s staff as a volunteer assistant in May 2022 and contributed to a banner 2022-23 season in which the Mountaineers finished with a dual team ranking of No. 20 in the nation, secured a SoCon regular-season title with an 8-0 league record, earned a SoCon sweep by winning the conference tournament and had six wrestlers qualify to compete at the NCAA Championships.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to helping the program continue to produce champions on and off the mat,” Patterson said.

After being a four-time NCAA qualifier and an All-American at 125 pounds during a decorated career at Oklahoma from 2009-14, Patterson’s work with the top portion of App State’s order and the entire roster helped produce championship results. The Mountaineers went a combined 21-2 in SoCon duals at 125, 133 and 141 pounds last season.

Patterson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology and master’s degree in human relations from Oklahoma, was a three-time Academic All-American and four-time Academic All-Big XII selection during his collegiate career.