Kyle Massey Added As John Huemer Assistant Coach
The former Wisconsin All-American joins the Columbia wrestling staff.
NEW YORK - Former All-American and Big Ten Finalist Kyle Massey joined the Columbia Wrestling coaching staff as the John Huemer Assistant Coach of Wrestling, announced today by the Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli. "I am elated to announce the addition of Kyle to our coaching staff," said Tanelli. "His gregarious personality, relentless energy, and unwavering passion will make him an invaluable asset to our program in both the wrestling room and on the recruiting trail. Having known Kyle for 15 years, I have been eager to work alongside him since I began my coaching career. I am pleased to finally be able to do so and know that the inherent trust we have with one another will make for a seamless transition. Kyle will make an immediate impact and quickly help elevate us to another level." "I would like to thank Coach Tanelli for the opportunity to join his coaching staff," said Massey. "There are great things happening at Columbia right now and I'm excited to be a part of this amazing team and incredible support system." Since October of 2015, Massey has spent time as a coach at the Badger Regional Training Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Massey was a volunteer assistant at the University of Michigan during the 2012-13 season, most notably working with three-time All-American and two-time NCAA Finalist Adam Coon. He got his start in coaching as a Volunteer Assistant wrestling coach and strength coach at Wisconsin from 2010-12. The former Badger heavyweight was a Resident Athlete at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club in Ann Arbor from 2013-15, where he competed internationally at 125-kg. In his post-collegiate career, Massey was a silver medalist at the 2013 Guelph Open. Back at his alma mater, Massey earned an All-American finish at the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He was selected to the NWCA All-Star Classic in the 2008-09 season. Massey completed his collegiate career with an 84-32 record. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Life Science Communications from Wisconsin.