The Boise State wrestling program named Mike Mendoza as the replacement for Greg Randall and its third head coach in 44 years.
“This wrestling program has a long history of success,” Athletic Director Curt Apsey said Friday in a press release. “In going through the search process for a new head coach, it became increasingly evident that Mike Mendoza had the energy and tenacity to get this program back to where we know it can be — competing in the upper echelon of collegiate wrestling.”
Mendoza graduated from Bakersfield in 1999 and spent 14 years with the Roadrunners, including the past six as coach of the Pac-12 program. A three-time NCAA Championship qualifier as an athlete, he oversaw six All-Americans, 10 Pac-12 champions and 55 NCAA qualifiers as a coach. Bakersfield went 11-4 in 2015-16, earning their first Top 25 ranking in 15 years and finishing a league-best 4-1 in Pac-12 duals.
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