Alex Clemsen Accepts Head Coaching Position at Maryland

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Wrestling associate head coach Alex Clemsen has resigned his position at Mizzou to accept the head coaching position at Maryland, announced by the University of Maryland Tuesday.

In five seasons on staff, Clemsen helped coach Mizzou wrestlers to three NCAA Titles, 22 All-America honors and 29 individual Conference Championships. Prior to his five-year stint at Mizzou, Clemsen established a tradition of success as he has coached 38 NCAA qualifiers, six All-Americans and eight ACC Champions at Virginia. He helped the program reach No. 11 in the nation during the 2012-13 season, which stands as a program-best ranking.

“I’m very excited for Alex, Lindsay and his entire family,” Mizzou head coach Brian Smith said. “Alex made a profound impact on our program and embodied everything that Tiger Style stands for. Now, he gets to take over a program and impact lives as a head coach in the Big Ten. It’s a tremendous opportunity for him and I know he’ll take what he learned here and apply it at Maryland. Hopefully I’ve had some influence on him because he made a great impact on me and our program. He has a great work ethic and he’s been very influential in the lives of our young men. He will be missed, but this is such a great opportunity for him.”

“Tiger Style is in good hands and I’ll begin a search immediately to find his replacement. With the success of our program over the last two decades, we should be able to find a top-notch coach who will bring a great dynamic to our room every day.”