Bo Jordan is elevated to a full-time assistant and Logan Stieber steps into the volunteer assistant role
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State wrestling head coach Tom Ryan has announced two changes to his coaching staff. With the departure of Tervel Dlagnev in March, Ryan has turned to two familiar faces within the Buckeye family. Logan Stieber will step into an assistant coach position and will continue to be the head of the Ohio Regional Training Center. Bo Jordan has been elevated to an assistant coach after serving the last three seasons as the volunteer assistant.
“I couldn’t be happier with the composition of our staff. Adding a wrestler of Logan’s caliber is obviously amazing but it’s his overall being that should excite Buckeye Nation,” said Tom Ryan. “He is extremely knowledgeable, well respected and just an all-around great person. Promoting Bo Jordan was equally important to our program. I’m happy to be able to recognize the job he has been doing and look forward to his continued growth as a great coach.”
Stieber is one of four wrestlers to ever win four national titles in the history of NCAA Wrestling. He concluded his Buckeye career with an overall record of 119-3, boasting the highest winning percentage (.975) in school history. Stieber’s historic run through college included a pair of undefeated seasons when he went 27-0 as a sophomore in 2013 and wrapped up his career with a 29-0 senior campaign (’15).
“Although Logan has been involved in our Freestyle program since graduating in 2015, it is great to be able to add him to our staff in an official capacity,” Ryan said. “He is someone who loves the Buckeyes with all of his heart, and I have no doubt he will step in and be a fantastic collegiate coach”
After graduating from Ohio State, Stieber made an immediate splash on the international stage as the 2016 World Champion at 61 kilograms. He made the United States’ World Team in 2017 and 2018 as well.
- World Champion (2016)
- Four-time NCAA Champion
- Four-time Big Ten champion
- 2015 Hodge Trophy winner
- Member of the 2015 NCAA Championship Team
- 119-3 collegiate record
- .975 winning percentage is highest in school history
Jordan transitioned to the coaching staff after completing his Ohio State wrestling career in 2018. Over the past three seasons, he has helped nine Buckeye wrestlers earn All-America honors a total of 13 times. Four of those wrestlers were NCAA Finalists, including his younger brother Micah.
As a wrestler, Jordan’s name can be found throughout the Ohio State record book. The four-time All-American collected 89 career victories and was the 2017 Big Ten Champion at 174 pounds. He also was an NCAA finalist in 2017. Off the mat, Jordan was just as honored. He was a three-time member of the NWCA All-Academic Team and was a five-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
- Four-time All-American
- 2017 NCAA finalist
- 2017 Big Ten Champion
- Three-time Big Ten finalist
- Four-time Academic All-Big Ten
- Five-time OSU Scholar-Athlete
- Three-time NWCA All-Academic
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