Flynn leaving Edinboro for West Virginia

Category:  Sports
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 8:11 PM

There's two things you could count on in Edinboro. Snow and Tim Flynn pacing the sidelines of Edinboro Wrestling. One of those is set to change, as Flynn announced his resignation and is leaving the Fighting Scots to take over the West Virginia University wrestling program. This news came via a press release from Edinboro’s sports information office.

Athletic Director Bruce Baumgartner said via the press release: “Tim’s tireless efforts through the years built Edinboro wrestling into a top Division I program. We wish him the very best as he embarks on a new chapter in his career. We will look to move immediately to find a replacement for him. It is our intention to maintain the strong tradition of Edinboro wrestling. We have worked very hard through the years to make Edinboro a respected name on the Division I level. We intend to remain there.”

Flynn spent 21 seasons as head coach of the Fighting Scots. In every season except two, the Fighting Scots had at least 1 All-American. Flynn is leaving Edinboro with an all-time dual record of 223-95-5. He has totaled 15 Eastern Wrestling League championships and 17 PSAC championships.

He has coached a total of 157 total national qualifiers and three national champions in Josh Koscheck, Gregor Gillespie, and Jarrod King.

Flynn said via the press release: “It’s hard to leave. I love Edinboro. But it was the right time for me. If I was going to make a change, it had to be now. The relationships you build with guys, it's tough to leave. You're like a family. The Boro is a special place."

George Schmidt can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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