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POSITION: UTC ASST. COACH
Ruschell and Massey reunite after competing together at the University of Wisconsin. Coach Ruschell brought his former teammate on board in August 2023.
Massey previously spent four years as an assistant coach at Columbia University where he worked primarily with the upper weight classes.
Prior to Columbia, Massey was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan during the 2012-13 season. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant and strength coach at the University of Wisconsin from 2010-12.
Massey was a resident athlete from 2013-15 at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club in Ann Arbor, Mich. for two years where he competed internationally at the 125-kg weight class. Massey earned the silver medal at the 2013 Guelph Open. Then from 2015 – 2018 he coached for the Badger Regional Training Center before making the move to New York to join the Lion’s wrestling staff.
The former Wisconsin Badger heavyweight was a 2008 All-American after finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships. That year he posted a 30-10 record and ended the season on an 11-match dual winning streak. He was selected to compete in the 2008-09 NWCA All-Star Classic. Massey concluded his collegiate career with an 84-32 record. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Life Science Communications.