Former Kutztown All-American and local teacher Brian Burzynski has been named as head wrestling coach at Muhlenberg College. He takes over for Mike Koscsis who led the team for the past two seasons. See the press release below. This leaves TCNJ and Springfield without coaches as of today.
Former Division II All-American Brian Burzynski has been hired as head wrestling coach by Muhlenberg.
Burzynski is a 2002 graduate of Kutztown University, where he was a three-time NCAA Tournament qualifier. In his senior season, he finished seventh at 125 pounds to earn All-America honors. Burzynski also qualified for nationals after finishing second at the NCAA East Regional in both 2000 and 2001.
Burzynski served as team captain for two years and is tied for fifth in Kutztown history with his 79 career wins.
Since 2006, Burzynski has been head coach of the Liberty High School junior varsity wrestling team, the largest in the area. He coached the team to a first-place finish in the 2008 District 11 AA and AAA tournament and also assisted the varsity team.
Burzynski, who received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and earned a master’s in instructional technology from Wilkes University, is a computer skills teacher at Nitschmann Middle School in Bethlehem.
A resident of Bethlehem, Burzynski wrestled scholastically at Pen Argyl High School, where he was a three-time state and two-time USA Junior Nationals qualifier. While in junior high school and high school, he trained with 1984 Olympic gold medalist Bobby Weaver.