American University head wrestling coach and 2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year Mark Cody was featured in the latest edition of The Eagle by staff writer Kate Greubel. The article details the rise of American's wrestling program since his arrival on campus and the values he has instilled in his student-athletes.
From the article:
Tucked away in the far right corner of the Jacobs Fitness Center are two doors that led to the matted wrestling room. On the right side of the room lies an office that houses AU Athletics' best kept secret: wrestling Head Coach Mark Cody.
In his eight years with AU, Cody has rebuilt a program on the brink of elimination into a powerhouse national competitor. On March 19, AU wrestling fans, alumni and the rest of the nation watched as the team placed fifth in the 2011 NCAA Championships, a new program best.
The story behind this major feat begins and ends with Cody, who personally took center stage at this year's championships where he received the 2011 National Wrestling Coaches Association National Coach of the Year award.
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