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Kent State recently announced the addition of Shawn Scott to its wrestling program as an assistant coach.  Scott brings significant Mid-American Conference experience as both a wrestler and a graduate assistant.

“We’re very excited to have Shawn in our room,” Head Coach Jim Andrassy said.  “He’s smart and energetic and he’ll be able to work with everyone from 174 on up.  It should really help out Kyle Conel, our heavyweights and our 184-pounders.” 

Scott helped guide five Eastern Michigan wrestlers to the NCAA Championships this past March, while working with 2018 MAC Coach of the Year David Bolyard.  The Eagles finished third at the 2018 MAC Championships, as 184-pounder Kayne MacCallum won EMU’s first individual title since 2009.

As a four-year starter at Northern Illinois, Scott earned 107 career victories and made appearances in the round of 12 in back-to-back seasons at the NCAA Championships.  He claimed four top four finishes at the MAC Championships and made three NCAA appearances.

“He actually went 2-1 against Kyle in their career,” Andrassy said of Scott’s ability on the mat.  “He’s been in the MAC and understands the good things about our conference and the types of challenges we’ll face.  We’re really looking forward to having a young guy that’s able to teach our wrestlers the Kent State way.”

The staff addition means all three of Kent State’s full-time coaches (Andrassy, Scott, Danny Mitcheff) carry success in the MAC and have made NCAA round of 12 appearances.

“I want to thank Jim Andrassy and Kent State’s athletic department for this great opportunity,” Scott said.  “The wrestling program is successful and well-respected and I can’t wait to be a part of it.  Along with Coach Andrassy and his staff, I hope to help student-athletes reach their full potential on and off the mat.”

The Golden Flashes host Blue and Gold Wrestle Offs on Oct. 25 and open the regular season with the Kent State Duals on Nov. 2.