ADRIAN — In September, Siena Heights University announced it was bringing back its wrestling program next season after a 31-year hiatus.
Now the Saints have a man in charge of the program as interim athletic director Sue Syljebeck announced Wednesday in a press release from SHU Athletics that Adam Greene would be the first head coach of the restarted program.
“We are excited to add Adam Greene to the athletic staff here at Siena Heights University,” Syljebeck said in the press release. “It was important for us to find someone who had collegiate coaching experience and was willing to accept the challenge of building a new program.”
Most recently, Greene was working as a high school counselor and assistant wrestling coach at Brandon High School, a public school located inside of 20 miles east of Tampa.
Previously, Greene was the assistant coach at his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, an NCAA Division III program located in Otsego County, New York. There, his duties included: recruiting, running practices, organizing travel schedules and offseason strength and conditioning. He also helped his student-athletes achieve in the classroom by organizing study halls, working with academic advisors and lining up labs, tutors and writing center visits.
While coaching at SUNY Oneonta the program was ranked in the top-10 in the nation and made to the NCAA Division III national championships.
Greene also wrestled at SUNY Oneonta from 2013-16 where he had a record of 23-21 with 10 pins and was a three-time SUNYAC All-Academic member while earning his bachelors in sociology and later his masters in counselor education.
“I am incredibly thankful to Sue and the rest of the search committee for believing in me to revitalize the Siena Heights Wrestling program,” Greene said in the press release. “I can’t wait to get to Adrian to become a part of the community and start building a team that will hopefully produce a number of All-Americans, National Champions, and most importantly, college graduates.”