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College notebook: Cal Poly hires two wrestling coaches

First-year Cal Poly wrestling coach Jon Sioredas has hired two assistant coaches, Todd Schavrien and Mike Hatcher, the school announced Wednesday afternoon.

Schavrien was an All-American during his collegiate career at Missouri and will join the staff June 1. Hatcher, who has already assumed his duties with the Mustangs, was a part of four national championship teams at Iowa under legendary coach Dan Gable.

The release said Schavrien will be Cal Poly’s head assistant and will oversee recruiting and operations. Hatcher will serve as director of development and take on “the primary role in the wrestling room.”

“Both have strong wrestling backgrounds, but more importantly they understand the mission here at Cal Poly and what it takes to be successful both on and off the mat,” said Sioredas, who was hired April 5. “I have known both of these guys for a long time and I am more than excited to get them on campus to help continue the strong wrestling tradition here at Cal Poly.”

Schavrien has previous coaching experience at Missouri, Drexel, and most recently, Appalachian State, where last season he helped guide the Mountaineers to a No. 18 ranking in the country. Schavrien won 86 career matches during his career at Missouri and earned All-America honors at 141 pounds in 2011.

Hatcher brings collegiate coaching experience from Grand Canyon and Tennessee at Chattanooga. He also has worked with multiple World Team members and several athletes on the World/Olympic ladder.

“The experience Hatcher brings to the table goes without saying,” Sioredas said.

Cuesta’s Miller named All-American

Former Templeton High standout and current Cuesta College swimmer Ande Miller was selected Wednesday as a junior college All-American for her performance in the 400-yard individual medley.

Miller owns the school record in the event with a career-best time of 4 minutes, 53.48 seconds. She also holds Cuesta records in the 200 breaststroke (2:41.18) as well as the 200 free relay, the 400 free relay and 800 free relay.

Miller and her sister, Megan, were the Cougars’ only representatives at the CCCAA State Swimming and Diving Championships earlier this month. Miller went on to finish 13th in the 400 IM and 15th in the 1,650 freestyle.

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