April 15, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli has received a contract extension, the university announced today. Details of the contract have not been disclosed.
"We are excited with the plan and direction that Jason has for our wrestling program," said the Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bernard Muir. "He has done a tremendous job building his program over the past five years. We are looking to reach even greater heights under his leadership in the future."
Borrelli completed his fifth season as the head coach of the Cardinal in 2012-13. With the extension, he will become the second-longest tenured coach in program history behind Chris Horpel (1980-2001). Borrelli's 42 career dual wins is the most in a five-year span by any coach in school history.
"I am honored and thrilled for the opportunity to continue on as the head wrestling coach at Stanford University," said Borrelli. "This is an amazing place and having the opportunity to work alongside many of the best coaches and student-athletes from across the country is very humbling."
Under the guidance of Borrelli in 2012-13, Stanford produced a Pac-12 champion for the fourth consecutive year, marking the longest streak with an individual conference champion in school history. The Cardinal sent three wrestlers to the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, bringing the total number of NCAA qualifiers under Borrelli to eight wrestlers making 15 appearances.
"We have made tremendous strides over the past five years, and support from our administration, alumni and friends is at an all-time high," stated Borrelli. "I have no doubt that the wrestling program can mirror the success of other championship teams in this outstanding athletic department. Myself, our staff and the student-athletes remain committed to accomplishing great things on The Farm and I am excited for the future of Stanford wrestling."
Since 2009-10, Stanford wrestlers have captured six All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. Nick Amuchastegui ('12), just the second three-time All-American in school history, became the first Cardinal wrestler to reach the NCAA finals on multiple occasions (2011 & 2012).
Current Stanford senior Ryan Mango, who redshirted the 2012-13 season, is a two-time All-American and will return in 2013-14 with the hopes of joining Amuchastegui and Tanner Gardner ('08) as a three-time All-American. Mango was 19-1 during his redshirt campaign. Wrestling unattached at 133 pounds, he captured three tournament titles, including the Reno Tournament of Champions and the prestigious Midlands Championship.