On Wednesday, the Oregon State wrestling program announced that Mike Kosoy, a former North Carolina State wrestler from 2013-2017, will serve as a volunteer assistant coach going forward.
With Kosoy’s addition, first-year head coach Chris Pendleton has now rounded out his staff, following the recent hirings of assistant coaches Nate Engel and Isaiah Martinez. Pendelton’s first staff in Corvallis will also include Evan Hooper, a former athletic communication assistant at the school, who will now serve as the program’s Director of Operations.
Pendleton was hired to take over the program in late March, after a six-year stint as an assistant coach at Arizona State, one of the powerhouse programs in the Pac-12. He replaced former head coach Jim Zalesky, who led the program for fourteen seasons.
In other Oregon State wrestling news, The Open Mat recently interviewed assistant coach Nate Engel to discuss the rebuilding of the Beavers program and how he’s been handling the quarantine period due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.