Kyle Hutter Returns As Volunteer Assistant on Monarch Wrestling Staff
June 29, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University Wrestling program and head coach Steve Martin announced on Friday that former Monarch great Kyle Hutter will serve as the volunteer assistant coach for the second consecutive year.
Hutter joined the Monarch wrestling staff a volunteer assistant coach in August 2011 and helped ODU to a top-25 team ranking and to qualify a school record seven wrestlers to the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships in first season. Hutter wrestled for the Monarchs from 2006-11.
A three-time Academic All-American and three-time NCAA Tournament qualifier, Hutter finished his career at ODU in ninth place on the all-time wins list with a record of 113-53. He was just the 12th wrestler in school history to earn over 100 career victories. The 133-pounder finished with 16 wins over NCAA qualifiers in his career.
“I learned a lot working with Coach Martin and his staff this year,” said Hutter. “Being an ODU graduate, I am extremely loyal and want to see this program take the next step. I have a goal of becoming a Division I head coach some day. I also look forward in continuing to reach my person goal of training and competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.”
Hutter will compete in the 2012 University World Team trials in August. He recently took third at the 2012 Last Chance Olympic, defeating NCAA champion Troy Nickerson of Cornell and now an assistant coach at Iowa State along the way. In addition, Hutter placed second at the U.S. Open in 2010 and was the runner-up at the 2010 University Nationals after defeating two-time All-American Mike Grey, who went to Cornell and is now an assistant coach there. In the University World Team trials, Hutter took out two-time All-American Andrew Hockstrasser from Boise State.