York College Panthers
2016-17 Men's Wrestling Coaches

Coach Diaz is in his fifth year as head coach. He has helped take the team from 31st in the nation to being ranked as high as 13th.  He has been trained by Coaches Dan Lewis (1980 Olypmian) at California State University, Fullerton and Bob Anderson (Team USA JETS, who also coached Olympians Ruland Gardner, Heath Sims and Dan Henderson).

Coach Diaz was a High School AAU National Champion in Freestyle, Greco, and Russian Sambo. He was also USA Greco California State Champion as well as an All-
American. He placed twice in the PAC-10's and was a National Qualifier finishing top 12 in the NCAA DI for Dan Lewis.  Under Bob Anderson, he finished 2nd in Moscow in 1991, won the Western Olympic Trials in 1992, finished 3rd and 4th in World Trials in 1993 and 1994.  He also wrestled in the 2007 World Championships in Russian Sambo and Grappling finishing 3rd and 2nd.  He has been a Veteran National Champion numerous times in Freestlye and Greco.

Before beginning his coaching career he worked for IBM, Minolta, Xerox and Four Corners Financial Services.

Coach Diaz has been married for 19 years and is a proud Dad of two children.

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