The Cal Poly wrestling program hired Tyrel Todd as an assistant coach Monday.
Todd was a three-time All-American at Michigan, winning the 2009 Big Ten Conference championship at 197 pounds. Todd, who served as an assistant with the Wolverines a year ago, is expected to continue to train for global competitions on the side.
“(Todd) is one of the top big-guy coaches in the country, and he will be training for World and Olympic titles right alongside our athletes, so it will bring extra motivation in the (practice) room,” co-Mustangs head coach Mark Perry said in a news release. “Tyrel brings the type of passion and intensity we want out of our athletes, and we look for it to rub off on them.”
Todd, a native of Bozeman, Mont., went 121-30 overall during his Wolverines career, placing third in his weight class nationally as a junior.
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Cal Poly football drops in rankings
Following its 21-12 loss at Texas State on Saturday, the Cal Poly football team fell three and four spots, respectively, in two Football Championship Subdivision national polls.
In The Sports Network media rankings, the Mustangs (2-1) fell from No. 17 to No. 20. In the coaches poll, they dropped from No. 18 to No. 22.
Villanova (2-1) stayed No. 1 in TSN’s poll, while Appalachian State (3-0) was atop the coaches poll.
This weekend, the Mustangs will take on McNeese State (1-1), ranked 19th and 17th in the two polls.
Kline defends Alcatraz title
Cal Poly senior swimmer Peter Kline defended his Alcatraz Invitational Swim title on Saturday, winning the 1.25-mile San Francisco Bay course in 26 minutes, 13 seconds, outdoing 563 other competitors.
A year ago, Kline finished 21st in the NCAA national-championship prelims in the 400 individual medley.
WOMEN’S SOCCEREl Camino 1, Cuesta 0
The Cougars gave up a decisive goal with 20 minutes remaining.
Mari Monticelli made seven saves for Cuesta (3-2-1), which was outshot 12-5.