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Favia steps down, Bonaventura elevated at Stevens


After ten seasons, Joe Favia has stepped down as head coach at Stevens Institute of Technology. He coached the Ducks to 116 dual meet wins, five regional championships, and 29 All-American finishes. The team finished in the top ten of the NCAA Championships five times. An alumnus of Stevens, Favia won over 100 matches, was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2013 Centennial Conference Championships, and earned All-American honors in 2012 and 2013.

He will be replaced by associate head coach Anthony Bonaventura. Bonaventura joined Stevens in 2015 after a season as graduate assistant as his alma mater Waynesburg University. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier for the Yellow Jackets and made the 174 lbs. NCAA final in 2014. In addition to coaching, he hosts the D3 Nation podcast along with his brother Gennaro.

Favia Steps Down as Head Wrestling Coach; Bonaventura Named Head Coach