Enright Trained welcomes Ohio University’s Wrestling Coach Joel Greenlee to the Freestyle/Greco Roman wrestling club Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Prior to coming to coach at Ohio University, Joel Greenlee was a two-time NCAA wrestling All-American while competing as a heavyweight at Northern Iowa; he finished second in 1989 and fourth in 1988. In 1989, Greenlee was champion at the prestigious Midlands Tournament and Midwest Championships and was named the Outstanding Wrestler at both meets. Greenlee still holds the highest winning percentage in school history with a 127-16-4 (.878) career record. He also holds the Panther records for dual victories (58) and dual victories in a season (20 in 1986-87).
Greenlee has also enjoyed success at the international level. He finished second at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 1992 and was selected as a training partner for the Olympic Team. He won the Cerra Pelado Tournament in Cuba in 1993 and the Cuban All-Star Tournament in 1992. He placed third three times at the John E. du Post World Team Trials.
Greenlee’s coaching accomplishments during his first season at Ohio earned him the NWCA National Assistant-Coach-of-the-Year award in 1998. His 1997-98 team finished ninth at the NCAA Tournament – the Bobcats’ best finish since 1973 – and won the regular-season MAC title with a 5-0 record in the conference. He coached Dwight Gardner (158) to the school’s first individual national title since 1978 and guided Shawn Enright (134) to a second-place national finish.
Coach Greenlee has coached 9 NCAA All-Americans at Ohio University.