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NCAA WRESTLING: Longtime Pitt coach retiring

on April 09, 2013 10:40 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Longtime Pittsburgh wrestling coach Randy Stottlemyer is calling it a career.

Stottlemyer announced his retirement on Monday after 34 years coaching the Panthers, though he will stay on as senior adviser for Olympic Sports. Pitt went 304-230-12 and produced three national champions under Stottlemyer’s watch.

He was named Eastern Wrestling League Coach of the Year three times.

Pitt won three EWL titles in Stottlemyer’s last four seasons as head coach and finished the 2012-13 season ranked 15th in the country.

Stottlemyer was a three-time All-American while wrestling at Pitt from 1974-78 then spent one season as an assistant before taking over as head coach.

He will be replaced by Jason Peters, who spent the last 10 seasons as Stottlemyer’s assistant.

Pitino highlights induction class

ATLANTA (AP) — Rick Pitino, who coached Louisville to the NCAA championship Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September.

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