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Daniel Elliott | The Bader Show

Jun 15, 2021

Watch the replay of The Bader Show from Jun 15, 2021 with Gardner Webb head coach Daniel Elliott.


0:01 - Welcome Gardner-Webb head coach and alumnus Daniel Elliott to the show. 

0:02 - Daniel’s introduction to the sport of wrestling started with his brother at the age of six. It later involved playing UNO in the bleachers, practicing with Rick Flair and Ricky Steamboat’s kids, and a fight with a basketball playing nemesis.

0:12 - Not qualifying for the North Carolina state tournament sparked Daniel commitment to the sport in High school in Fuquay-Varina. He chose to attend Gardner-Webb as they were making the transition from DII to DI. 

0:20 - A harrowing car accident freshman year sent Daniel to the ER. Painful rehab was difficult, physically and mentally, but it helped give him perspective which made him a better wrestler and coach. 

0:33 - Northwestern head coach Matt Storniolo defeated Daniel during his junior season in the first round of the NCAAs. And other collegiate stories.

2006 Southern Scuffle - toughest bracket ever?

0:39 - When you’re a coach, “the decisions are on you.” Daniel also describes his recruiting pitch.

0:43 - Daniel plays ‘Wins and Whoopins’.