Tony Patrizi
Tony Patrizi
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 419.448.2378
Email: apatrizi@heidelberg.edu

Career Synopsis

  • The 2018-19 season is Patrizi's fifth as the head coach of the Heidelberg wrestling program
  • Career dual record stands at 35-35 (13-9 OAC)

2017-18

  • Led the Student Princes to an 8-8 record and third place OAC finish
  • Mentored two Academic All-Americans, Mason Brainard and Tyler Hammack
  • Coached National qualifier Tyler Hammack

2016-17

  • Led the Student Princes to a second place finish in the Ohio Athletic Conference
  • Guided four wrestlers to All-OAC honors
  • Mentored freshman Dallas O'Green to the NCAA Tournament

2015-16

  • Coached Heidelberg to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional, including four national qualifiers
  • Mentored Justin Kihn to an All-American finish (4th) at the NCAA DIII Championships at 141
  • Freshman Dillen Decker (184) and Kihn earned 1st team All-OAC honors while Kihn was named OAC Wrestler of the Year

2014-15

  • Led the Student Princes to a third place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional, including two national qualifiers and a school-record six regional placers
  • Guided the Berg to a 10-12 dual record (2-3 OAC) in his first season as head coach
  • Coached Richard Dowdley to an All-American finish in the 184 pound weight class
  • Mentored three NWCA Scholar All-Americans and three All-OAC wrestlers

Previous Experience

  • Served two years as a graduate assistant at Heidelberg under then-head wrestling coach Jason Miller
  • Assisted with all aspects of the program during time as a GA, including academic support and recruiting
  • Spent four years as head coach at nearby Mohawk High School
  • Coached seven state placers and 14 state qualifiers during his stint at Mohawk

Collegiate Experience

  • 2004 Heidelberg graduate
  • Named Heidelberg's first John Summa Award winner in 2004, which is given to the OAC's most outstanding wrestler
  • Two-time OAC champion (2003, 2004) at 149
  • Selected as an NWCA Scholar All-American in 2002, 2003, and 2004
  • Recipient of Heidelberg's prestigious Paul H. Hoernemann award and was the university's OAC Clyde Lamb male recipient in 2004
  • Also played varsity soccer for the Berg, earning second team All-OAC honors as a senior

Personal

  • Resides in Sycamore with his wife, Erin – a 2003 Heidelberg grad -- and their two children
  • Earned his master's degree from Heidelberg in 2011
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