The Binghamton wrestling team has added a new member to its coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Head coach Matt Dernlan has announced the hiring of Andrew Pariano, who previously coached at Northwestern University. Pariano will replace former assistant coach, Jasen Borshoff, who previously coached on the Bearcats staff for seven years.
"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Drew to our staff," Dernlan said. "He has proven over the course of his career to be one of the best wrestling minds in the country. His ability to develop National Champions and All Americans at premier academic institutions, works in perfect tandem with the bar we have set for ourselves at Binghamton University. The work begins today and we're excited to attack the path that lies ahead of us."
Pariano comes to Binghamton with 15 years of collegiate coaching and recruiting experience at the Division I level. During his collegiate career, he represented the Wildcats at three NCAA Championships. (1996-2000). After graduation, Pariano went on to receive a Master's Degree in Business Communication from John Carroll University and then became the head coach at Cornell College in 2003. Drew returned to NU as an assistant coach in 2005, and was elevated to associate head coach in 2008, before assuming the role as head coach in 2010.
In 2011, Pariano was named the AWN Rookie Head Coach of the Year and was the NWCA Division I National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008. In 2007, he was an assistant coach for the Wildcats as the team placed foruth at the NCAA Championships.
During his tenure at NU, Pariano coached 57 NCAA Qualifiers, 24 NCAA All-Americans, 10 Individual Big Ten Champions, 8 NCAA Finalists, and 4 NCAA Champions. During his time at Northwestern, the Wildcats placed in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships in eight out of his 10 seasons.
In the international styles of wrestling, Pariano coached at the senior level World Team and Olympic Trials from 2006-2015. His United States Cadet Pan Am team won the Freestyle and Greco Roman Titles in the summer of 2011. He served as the director for the 2006 FILA Cadet and University Nationals. Also in 2006, Drew was the coach for the Ohio Junior National Dual team that took third in the nation. He was instrumental in coaching 2012 Olympian, 2009 World Silver Medalist, 2009 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, and 2009 Hodge Trophy recipient: Jake Herbert. During his time in Illinois, Pariano had five wrestlers represent the United States at the Cadet, Junior, University, and Senior World Championships.
On the recruiting trails, Pariano was instrumental in assembling several of the most highly-touted recruiting classes Northwestern has seen in the past two decades. 3X All-American Brandon Precin, 3X All-American Jason Welch, 4X All-American Mike McMullan, and NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis all signed with NU from 2006-2012. Both Welch and Tsirtis were named the top overall recruits in their classes while McMullan was ranked the top heavyweight recruit in the country. In 2014, Pariano signed the #1 nationally ranked recruiting class by WIN Magazine that included three No. 1 recruits.