August 24, 2011

Grayson Joins Brown Wrestling Coaching Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown head wrestling coach Dave Amato announced the newest member of the Bear coaching staff, Tyler Grayson. A four-year letterwinner at Central Michigan, Grayson was an NCAA Qualifier (Round of 12) in 2010 with the Chippewas and a 2010 Mid-American Conference Champion. He lastly served as an assistant coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan., a program that boasts eight National Championships and 45 All-Americans at the JUCO level.

"We feel very lucky to add someone of Tyler's caliber to the Brown wrestling program," said Amato. "He brings a great deal of Division I experience and will add an extremely technical coach to our staff." 

Last season at Neosho CCC, Grayson helped guide the Panthers to a sixth-place tie as a team at the NJCAA Districts, and qualified four wrestlers for Nationals. 

A native of Gladstone, Mo., Grayson headed North to Central Michigan where he compiled 31 wins in his first three seasons. His senior year he finished with a 20-7 overall mark and 13-2 dual meet record on his way to a conference championship at 165 pounds.

Grayson is also a two-time Midlands placer (sixth & eighth), two-time University Nationals placer (second & seventh) and an All-American and two-time state champion at the high school level.