Tim Flynn interviews for Pittsburgh Panthers job

Category:  Sports
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 2:40 PM
Tim Flynn interviews for Pittsburgh Panthers job by The Spectator

The Spectator has learned Tim Flynn, in his 25th year of coaching the Edinboro University wrestling program, has interviewed for the head coaching position at the University of Pittsburgh. When contacted, a University of Pittsburgh official would not comment on the hiring process or candidates. Bruce Baumgartner, Edinboro athletic director, was also unable to comment.

Pa Power Wrestling first broke the news, stating Flynn had interviewed for the position on Wednesday. 

According to Lehigh Valley Live, another candidate who's "name had been prominently mentioned in connection with the vacant [Pittsburgh] post," Lehigh University's Pat Santoro, has dropped out. He's made a "long term commitment to continue" with the Mountain Hawks. 

This past year, Flynn led the Fighting Scots, the university's lone division 1 program, to a 20th overall finish at the NCAA National Championships. He has won the PSAC Coach of the Year award on 14 occassions out of his 20 years as head coach. He has led the team to 17 PSAC titles, 15 EWL titles and has had 38 athletes gain All-American status. Three national champions have been crowned in his time. 

There is no public timetable as to when Pittsburgh will announce a decision. Flynn did not return a phone call from staff members. 

Gabriel Hypes, George Schmidt and Kimberly Firestine contributed to this report. 

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