Colton Sponseller is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Ohio wrestling program, joining the squad in October 2015.
Sponseller joins the Bobcats staff after serving as an assistant coach at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After taking the job at Edinboro in November 2012, Sponseller coached 18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champions, 12 NCAA qualifiers and nine NCAA All-Americans. He was also the co-coordinator of the Student-Athlete Study Table Program.
Sponseller graduated from Ohio State University in 2012 with a BS in Business Administration and was a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier on the Buckeye wrestling team. He compiled a 105-24 overall record and was a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete during his four year career. He was a First Team All-American following a fourth place finish at the NCAA Tournament.
He was two-time U.S. Open place winner in freestyle and was fifth in the 2015 world team trials.
Sponseller is expected to receive his Masters in Communication Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May 2016.