Wrestling Brings Mastriani Aboard as Volunteer Assistant Coach

Wrestling Brings Mastriani Aboard as Volunteer Assistant Coach

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sal Mastriani, a 2017 NCAA All-American for Virginia Tech, has joined the Brown University wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, Brown head coach Todd Beckerman announced on Thursday.

"We are really excited to add Sal to our coaching staff," Beckerman said. "I recruited Sal out of high school and continued to follow his successful college career. He brings a tremendous work ethic to all that he does and and will make an immediate impact working with our middle weights."

A two-time NCAA qualifier for the Hokies, Mastriani placed eighth at 157 lbs. at the 2017 NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors. Mastriani garnered place-winner status twice at the ACC Championships and also placed at the Midlands Championships.

"I cannot wait to get to work with Coach Beckerman, and I sincerely thank him for the opportunity to begin my coaching career at Brown University," Mastriani said. "Brown is a program on the rise, and I look forward to helping our student-athletes grow on and off the mat."

Over his career, Mastriani tallied 12 major decisions, 11 technical falls, and five pins. As a senior, he placed second at the ACC Championships.

A native of Towaco, N.J., and a product of Don Bosco Prep, he earned a bachelor's degree in communication/public relations from Virginia Tech in 2017.