Sonnieboy Blanco heads back to Washington & Jefferson

Former Washington & Jefferson All-American Sonnieboy Blanco has returned to the Washington, Pennsylvania, school as head coach. He was a 2x All-American and remains the all-time wins leader in team history. He most recently spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan and previously coached for two years at Thomas More. He takes over for Tommy Prairie who recently departed to coach at Cortland.


Sonnieboy Blanco ’17 named head coach of W&J wrestling program

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Sonnie Blanco, a 2017 Washington & Jefferson College graduate and the program’s all-time wins leader, has been selected as the next head coach of the W&J wrestling program. Blanco put together an illustrious collegiate career while wrestling for the Red and Black. Known as Sonnieboy during that time, he amassed a program-best 124 wins and earned NCAA Division III All-America honors in both his junior and senior seasons.

“We are so happy to welcome Sonnie back home to W&J. Coach Blanco has already proven to be a terrific recruiter and we look forward to the leadership he will bring to our program,” said Director of Athletics Scott McGuinness. “As a two-time All-American and our all-time wins leader, Sonnie knows what it takes to succeed at W&J in the classroom and on the mat. He will bring his upbeat attitude and work ethic. We can’t wait for our team to begin working with him once practice begins.”

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