BREAKING: Keith Gavin Named Pitt Head Coach

Keith Gavin will be named head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers wrestling program. A source close to the situation confirmed to FloWrestling that Gavin will be taking the reins at the University of Pittsburgh.

Several highly regarded DI head coaches had been named as targets for the job, including Edinboro's Tim Flynn, Lehigh's Pat Santoro and South Dakota State's Chris Bono. Ultimately, Flynn, Santoro and Bono remained at their respective institutions.

Gavin was a three year starter for Pitt, winning an NCAA championship in 2008 at 174 pounds after a runner up finish at the same weight in 2007.

Gavin returns to his alma mater by way of the Oklahoma Sooner program, where he served as an assistant coach under Lou Rosselli for the 2016-17 season. Gavin spent the two previous seasons before that as a member of the Virginia Cavalier coaching staff.

Rosselli also coached the Factoryville, PA native at the Ohio Regional Training Center, where Gavin worked out while competing in freestyle. Gavin finished in the top three at the US World Team Trials for six consecutive years, from 20010-2015. Gavin represented the USA at 84 kilograms at the 2013 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he went 1-1 and did not place.

The head coach position had remained vacant at Pitt since Jason Peters was dismissed on January 19th, earlier this year.

Matt Kocher and Drew Headlee were promoted to co-head coaches in the wake of Peters's removal. We have no word on their future with the Pitt program at this moment.

We caught up with Gavin in 2014 when he first joined the UVA staff in the interview below.


You can also check out Gavin in action on the mat, as he wins the 2013 World Team Trials over Clayton Foster in the video below.

Gable Steveson Set To Make Debut Against OK. State

285 lbs S - Christian Lance, NE-Unattached vs Gable Steveson, MN Unattached

The time has come for the redshirt to come off of Gable Steveson.

7 Reasons To Rock Out To #11 Lehigh vs #5 Michigan

174 lbs, q, Myle Amine, Michigan vs Jordan Kutler, Lehigh

Ladies and gentlemen, whom amongst you desires to rock? Because the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is hosting a monster dual meet between two rad wrestling teams, the Moutain Hawks of Lehigh and hometown Wolverines.

U23 World Championships Update

97 kg Rr Rnd 1 - Kollin Moore, Ohio State vs Kyle Conel, Golden Pride WC

We're already most of the way through the U23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Our Greco-Roman and women's freestyle teams have wrapped up their tournaments. Additionally, half the men's freestyle team had their preliminary matches today. Tomorrow will see the medal matches for those guys and prelims for the final five Americans, followed by medal matches for those last five weights on the ultimate day of the event. 

5 Reasons To Watch OK State vs Minnesota

285 lbs Dual - Rylee Streifel, Minnesota vs Derek White, Okst

The Oklahoma State road trip will head to Minnesota after taking on South Dakota State to get it’s dual meet season going. 

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2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2018-19 season.

What 2 Watch 4: There's Almost Too Much Wrestling This Weekend

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NCAA Week 3 Live On Flo

FloWrestling is streaming a plethora of wrestling events this weekend. Do you know what a plethora is? Well no worries, this link will make the definition crystal clear. 

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Why You Have To Watch Lindenwood Open

125 lbs Malik Heinselman vs Brakan Mead

You should definitely check out the entries for this year’s Lindenwood Open, taking a look at that will make you immediately set your alarm to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action starting Saturday morning.

Week 3 College Odds

165 lbs Consi of 4 - Evan Wick, Wisconsin vs Isaiah White, Nebraska

Week 3 odds are up on BetDSI (you must be logged in to view).

BRACKASTROLOGY I: The First Brackastrology

125 lbs Final - Sean Fausz, NC State vs Daton Fix, UN-Oklahoma State

What is Brackastrology? It is an appeal to the stars for their celestial wisdom. It is an attempt by mere mortals to divine the future. It is two ding dongs, specifically Spey and Nomad, giving their best effort at projecting what the NCAA Tournament brackets will look like. 

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Full Lindenwood Open Entries

141 lbs Q - Jaydin Eierman, Missouri vs Matt Findlay, UN-Utah Valley

There will be a ton of the countries best wrestlers in the mix this weekend at the Lindenwood Open.