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Effner Resigns As Cleveland State Coach

"I really appreciate the opportunity that Cleveland State gave me 10 years ago and I will look back on this time with a lot of great memories, "said Jack Effner, who is leaving as CSU head wrestling coach.

Cleveland State University announced this morning that Jack Effner has resigned as head wrestling coach.

Effner, who has coached at CSU for 10 seasons, has accepted a school counseling position in Virginia. His resignation is effective August 2.

"I would like to thank Jack for the dedication that he has shown during his 10 years at Cleveland State, "CSU Director of Athletics Lee Reed said in a release. "Because of his effort, he is leaving the program in good shape and it should be easy to find a successor. I wish Jack
good luck in his new position."

Effner was only the second head coach of the modern-day CSU wrestling program after replacing Dick Bonacci for the 1998-99 season. His record at CSU was 71-91-3 and he had 37 wrestlers qualify for the NCAA tournament. His overall record in 19 seasons, including nine seasons at Army, is 158-133-8.

Effner's sons, Jason and Marcus, wrestled for him at CSU. Marcus, who will be a fifth-year senior in 2008-09, wrestled at the NCAA Championships as both a freshman and junior. Jason was a four-year starter, winning 64 bouts. He remained at his alma mater the last three seasons, serving as director of wrestling operations.

"I really appreciate the opportunity that Cleveland State gave me 10 years ago and I will look back on this time with a lot of great memories, "Effner said. "My time at Cleveland State has been a real good experience for me and my family but it just felt like it was time for me to travel a different path."



Posted July 8th, 2008. Filed under Amateur Wrestling Tagged:

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