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Notre Dame Names Ralph/Romero Co-Head Coaches

Postby Allen Brown » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:30 pm

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College Assistant Wrestling Coach Anthony Ralph received a promotion today, as he and Frank Romano have been named Co-Head Coaches of the Notre Dame College wrestling program.

Ralph, who has been an assistant to Coach Romano since the program began back in 2006, has been the driving force in recruitment efforts that have produced what is now a juggernaut program in small-college wrestling.

"I'm extremely honored to have this new position, and we've been blessed as a coaching duo to have the success that we've had," said Coach Ralph. "I think this move will help us to continue to grow this already successful dynasty. I'd like to thank Scott Swain and the NDC administration for their support, because a great administration is an integral part of this process."

Under the new title of Co-Head Coach, the responsibilities will not change for Coach Romano, who has been with the program since its inception in 2006. Coach Romano's teams have won two NAIA National Championships, an NCAA II National Championship, seven Team National Championships at several levels and seven individual National Championships at the NCAA-II level.

"This is really a positive for the program, and it will help us moving forward," said Coach Romano. "Anthony really deserves this promotion, and this will help us in a number of different areas moving forward. We'll see the benefits of this move right away, as we have a tremendous recruiting class coming this fall. We've had the top recruiting class in all levels of College Wrestling the last few years, and this year we expect the same."

This coaching tandem has been at the helm of the program through all of its success, and produced the school's first National Championship, when they captured the NAIA National Title back in 2010 and the school's first NCAA-II National Title in 2014. Altogether they have won seven different national championships in three different divisions.

"The decision to move forward with this co-coaching model and promotion for Anthony Ralph was an easy one. Anthony has proven how valuable a coach he is through the many successes our program has had. With both Coach Ralph and Coach Romano leading this program I expect our wrestling successes to continue for quite some time," said Scott Swain, Director of Athletics.

The Falcons will begin the 2015-16 season on Nov. 1, when they participate in the Clarion Open in Clarion, Pa.
Allen Brown


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