Sioredas Inducted into Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame

February 28, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 28, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Wrestling assistant coach Jon Sioredas was inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Athletics Hall of Fame this past Friday.

Sioredas is a former All-American wrestler at UTC, competing for the Mocs in 2004-05.  He was the 2005 Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year and a two-time Southern Conference Champion at 165 pounds.

“It was quite an honor, especially getting inducted at such an early age,” said Sioredas on the induction and now in his sixth season as an assistant coach at ODU. “I would like to thank the search committee, Athletic Director Rick Hart and my host, Heath Eslinger. It feels great to be part of the UTC Athletic Hall of Fame family.”

Sioredas transferred to UTC from Missouri prior to the start of the 2003-04 season.  He went 20-8 his first year at Chattanooga and was an All-Southern Conference honoree.  As a senior in 2005, he went 29-4 overall with five pins and repeated on the All-SoCon team.  At the 2005 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., he pinned Minnesota's Matt Nagel in the fifth place match to earn All-American honors. 

Chattanooga finished 21st at the 2005 NCAA Championships, thanks in large part to Sioredas' performance.  That ties for the second best showing at the Division I national tournament in school history.  Sioredas graduated in 2005 with a degree in sociology and anthropology.