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NYU Adds Kobilansky to Staff

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Gene Kobilansky, a three time NCAA qualifier for NYU, returns to the school as an assistant coach for the 2013-2014 season. Kobilansky wrestled 141 and 149 lbs. and is third on the NYU all-time wins list with 118 victories. See below for more from NYU Sports Information.

Kobilansky Added to Wrestling Staff
Former Grappler Returns to Serve as an Assistant Coach

9/19/2013 3:03:00 PM

Gene Kobilansky, one of New York University’s most decorated wrestlers, has been hired as an assistant coach of the program. He will be working mainly with the team’s middleweights.
A 2007 NYU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, Kobilansky was a four-year member of the wrestling team. He compiled 118 career victories, the third-highest total in program history. Kobilansky recorded 64 wins at 141 pounds, the most ever by an NYU grappler, while his 48 victories at 149 pounds remains the second most at that weight class.

During his NYU career, Kobilansky earned University Athletic Association (UAA)
Rookie of the Year honors, UAA Most Outstanding Wrestler accolades as a senior, was a three-time National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Scholar All-American and UAA All-Academic honoree, an 11-time UAA Athlete of the Week selection, and was the only three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in NYU program history.

“Having Gene back with us is a terrific boost for our program,” said NYU Head Coach Bruce Haberli. “The skills and knowledge he brings of both wrestling and New York University will be a great benefit to our wrestlers.

Kobilansky, who also earned a certification in management consulting from Yale University in 2007, went on to win a silver medal in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Pan Am Games in 2007. He also currently does private instruction with aspiring Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters.

“I’ve wanted to be a wrestling coach at NYU ever since I graduated,” Kobilansky said. “I am excited to finally have that opportunity to give back to the program.”

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, who was raised in Rochester, NY, Kobilansky currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.