Cody Griswold will take over the men’s wrestling team at Elmira College this season. He had previously been the women’s coach at the New York school. Both teams were planning to compete for the first time last season before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of winter sports at Elmira. Griswold takes over from Ian Clark who had been the coach since December of 2019. He had previously coached for five seasons at Williamstown High School in Vermont and one season at his alma mater of Norwich University.
ELMIRA, N.Y. — Interim Director of Athletics Rhonda Faunce announced today that Elmira College’s head women’s wrestling coach, Cody Griswold, has assumed head coaching duties for the men’s wrestling program heading into the 2021-22 season.
Although the inaugural wrestling seasons were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Soaring Eagles have high expectations for their debut on the mat this winter under Griswold’s watch.
Since being announced as the first-ever head women’s wrestling coach in March of 2020, Griswold has been busy building the foundation for the first four-year institution to offer women’s wrestling in the state of New York. The Class of 2025 is a large one, featuring nearly a dozen grapplers from all corners of the country. The incoming class includes recruits from as far as Texas and Washington, and as close as Section II’s South Glens Falls High School and Section V’s Letchworth High School.