Sugermeyer to take over Western New England

Mike Sugermeyer has been promoted to head coach at Western New England University after two years as an assistant at the school. Sugermeyer takes the place of Ted Banks who resigned this summer. Sugermeyer wrestled for Rhode Island College, graduating in 2013. Read on for more from WNE.

Mike Sugermeyer Appointed New Wrestling Head Coach for the Golden Bears
by Patrick Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

7/28/2015 12:16:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Mike Sugermeyer has been appointed to be the wrestling head coach at Western New England University. That announcement was made on Tuesday by Western New England athletics director Dr. Mike Theulen.

No stranger to the Golden Bears wrestling program, Sugermeyer served the past two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator while having a hand in all aspects of the team. He also is the son of Steve Sugermeyer ’78 who was inducted into the school’s Downes Athletic Hall of Fame last September, playing a significant role in the growth and development of the sport at the University.

“I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the wrestling program here at Western New England University. I would first like to thank Coach Theulen and the entire athletic administration for making this opportunity possible,” stated Mike Sugermeyer.

“Being an Assistant Coach (at WNE) for the last two seasons, I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of our Athletic Family. I look forward to being able to continue working toward our goal of creating successful student athletes on the mat, in the classroom and in life.”

Previously, Mike Sugermeyer coached numerous all-state, All-New England and All-American wrestlers while coaching at Northeast Elite and Bay State Wrestling Club of West Springfield.

“I am delighted that Mike Sugermeyer has accepted a new challenge of becoming our next head wrestling coach,” Theulen said. “He emerged as the top candidate from a solid pool of candidates, and I am confident that he will do well in his new position to continue the successes that our Athletic Family has achieved.”

Sugermeyer wrestled for NCAA Division III Rhode Island College in Providence. He was a senior captain for the Anchormen, achieving All-NCAA Northeast Region and All-New England honors, as well as being named a first-team Pilgrim League All-Star. He graduated in 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, with a minor in business management.

Prior to RIC, Mike wrestled for Minnechaug Regional High School in nearby Wilbraham. At Minnechaug, he was a three-time sectional champion, three-time all-state placer and All-New England.

Sugermeyer is currently working toward a master of science in organizational leadership at WNE.