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Nassau Community College Selects Former Olympian and World Champion Vougar Oroudjov as Men’s & Women

Oroudjov returns to SUNY Nassau for his 18th year with vast experiences and knowledge after serving previous successful stints as the College's Associate Head Coach and Assistant Coach. Oroudjov has succeeded at the highest levels of Wrestling garnering numerous honors including the European and World Champion in 1995 and Olympian, winning bronze and taking fourth in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

"This is an exciting day for Nassau Community College Wrestling as we announce Vougar Oroudjov as the Head Coach of the College's Wrestling program. Vougar is a tremendous asset to the sport and is highly recognized and decorated in the wrestling world. He has successfully mentored countless student-athlete across the wrestling community and this September he will be inducted into the prestigious National Wrestling Hall of Fame," said Kerri-Ann McTiernan, Nassau Community College Director of Athletics. "From his ability to develop wrestlers to his skill at building relationships and providing wrestlers collegiate opportunities at the four-year level, his success is outstanding. This is a great opportunity for SUNY Nassau and our student athletes, and I am confident that Vougar and the strong coaching staff he has formed will maintain the College's Wrestling program at a level that we have come to know and expect."

"I'm thrilled to be able to follow Coach Schmidt and the winning tradition he's had at Nassau Community College and I am honored to lead this exceptional coaching staff. I look forward to coaching, developing and mentoring these outstanding student athletes as they work to get to the next level in their athletic careers and continue their wrestling and academic futures," stated Vougar Oroudjov, Nassau Community College Men & Women's Wrestling Head Coach.

Oroudjov is an alumnus North Ossetian State University, Vladikavkaz University, Russia, where he studied economics from 1991 to 1996, received his bachelor's degree and met his future wife, Zhanna who was a national kayak champion. They married shortly after and have had three sons, Nick, Vito, and George, who have all had, and continue to have, highly successful wrestling careers of their own.


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