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TCNJ LogoThe College of New Jersey
Head Coach: Joe Galante
Years at School as head coach: 4th season
Assistant Coaches: Sean Flynn, Brian Dempsey, Len Goduto, Dave Ilaria, Mike Galante, Joe Kennedy


2013-2014 Dual Meet Record: 8-8
2014 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Brian Broderick 2nd 184, Zach Zotollo 6th 174, Kevin Corrigan 125, Dylan Thorsen 149
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Zach Zotollo (Sr) 6th 174, Kevin Corrigan (so) 125, Dylan Thorsen ( Jr) 149

Top returning starters:
125 Corrigan National Qualifier 2014
149 Thorsen National Qualifier 2014
157 Mancella 2 yr starter 31-24 career
174 Zotollo 2x AA (4th in 13, 6th in 14)
197 Leer returning starter 20 wins career

Top incoming wrestlers:
33 LaFranco NJ State Qualifier
41 Budzek- 2 x NJ State Qualifier
65 Hamann- Rutgers transfer
HWT McGilligan- Bergen Catholic recruit

Season outlook: Lions are ready to go! TCNJ wants to be back in the top ten like 2012 and 2013 when they finished 6th and 7th at the NCAA Championships. Continuing to boast multiple All-Americans and at least one NCAA finalist per year for the last three years has kept this Pride among the best in the nation. The graduation of Brian Broderick (2x NCAA finalist & Academic All-American) leaves a void that must be filled by returning and incoming team members. The coaching staff is confident that the Lions will be a better dual meet team this season while still aiming to finish with some hardware on the East Coast in Hershey this March at the NCAA Championships!