Right? Who is Zo? Who is Derek Fix? Do either of them have championships? Are either of them known outside of whoever they've coached? Is it good enough to be likeable and want to coach wrestling?
Gary Wayne Harding is considered to be one of the best up and coming assistant coaches in wrestling. He's credited directly with the success of Austin O'Connor and Kazhan Clarke.
Jordan Burroughs considers Jordan Oliver to be one of the best technical freestyle coaches in the world... and that's kind of showing with Yianni. JO, obviously, was a great college wrestler and is a very good wrestler on the senior level... but his passion isn't necessarily in coaching at the moment as he continues to compete. He actually quit coaching because his head and heart just wan't in it.
Heck.. a name that gets floated around every time this comes up is Daniel Cormier. How many titles did he win? I love DC and would love for him to come back to Stillwater if that is in the cards for him... because he's likable and wants to coach wrestling. Not because of his accomplishments on the mat.
Those that can aren't always great teachers... and great teachers aren't always those that can. Don't misplace priorities on this kind of thing.
Again... and I know you've joined, Alex... but if you want to see change in these areas, join the CWC. You can actually measurably make a difference in this area.
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