Jeannette’s DePalma headed to coach at George Mason
Jeannette native Michael DePalma has been hired as an assistant wrestling coach at George Mason.
DePalma spent last season as an assistant at Edinboro.
The previous two seasons he was a resident athlete at Ohio State’s Ohio Regional Training Center, where he trained under world team member Tervel Diagnev. He competed in numerous international freestyle competitions.
He began his collegiate career at Edinboro and transferred to Kent State, where he became an NCAA All-American at 149 pounds in 2016. He had 97 career wins.
“We are excited to have Mike join our coaching staff,” George Mason coach Frank Beasley said. “I’ve known him for several years and have always appreciated his passion for wrestling. Mike will make an immediate impact on our program.”
DePalma was a three-time section champion, a two-time WPIAL Class AA runner-up and a two-time PIAA placewinner, finishing sixth in 2010 and eighth in 2011. He finished with a 120-33 career record (2007-11).
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