Sam Recco has been named head wrestling coach at Brockport. He takes over for Caleb Garvey who stepped down earlier this year after a short tenure. Recco spent last season as an assistant coach for Edinboro and spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons on staff at Lincoln College. He is a 2017 graduate of Edinboro and did his high school wrestling at Lyndonville High School 30 miles from Brockport.
SUNY Brockport Athletic Director Erick Hart announced the hiring of Sam Recco as the new head wrestling coach on Monday. Recco will be responsible for all aspects of Brockport’s nationally recognized wrestling program, and he will also serve as an Area Coordinator in Brockport’s Residential Life/Learning Communities.
“We’re excited to welcome Sam Recco as the new head coach of our wrestling program,” said Erick Hart. “He’s an accomplished college wrestler, a rising star in the profession, and he will be an excellent addition to our entire campus community. “
Recco, originally from Lyndonville, NY, spent the last year as an assistant coach at his alma mater of Edinboro University (Division I wrestling) where he helped guide 141-pounder Gabe Willochell to an NCAA Championship appearance. He also led multiple student-athletes to podium finishes at the MAC Conference Championships.
“Brockport has such a storied history in wrestling & I’m honored to be the next coach in charge of making sure that that trend continues,” said Sam Recco. “The Golden Eagle wrestlers are in good hands. I can’t wait to get started & representing the green & gold on & off the mat!”