Oklahoma State 2001
3rd Season at NCSU
- The 2014-15 wrestling season marks Popolizio's third at the helm of the NC State wrestling program, as he was named head wrestling coach of the Wolfpack on April 10, 2012.
- Following his first campaign, Popolizio and his staff signed a top-rated recruiting class in the spring of 2013. The Pack's signees were ranked: No. 4 according to D1collegewrestling, No. 10 by both WIN Magazine and InterMat, No. 13 by the Open Mat/AWN and No. 14 by Flo Wrestling. NC State made it two-for-two with a nationally ranked recruiting class in 2014, cited No. 19 by FloWrestling, No. 20 by TheOpenMat.com, and No. 25 by InterMat.
- Added to the Pack's storied tradition with NC State's sixth individual national champion when redshirt-sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski became NC State's third heavyweight to win the NCAA title in 2014.
- Five NC State wrestlers qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships, combining for a 10-8 record. As a team, the Pack finished 19th overall, the second highest finish among all ACC schools and NC State's highest finish since 2009.
- In his first season with the Pack, NC State had three 2013 NCAA qualifiers and 10 Caterpillar Scholar Athletes.
- The 2012 and 2010 CAA coach of the year at Binghamton, he led the Bearcats to a 14th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. While at Binghamton, he coached four All-Americans and 21 NCAA qualifiers.
- During his wrestling career at Oklahoma State, he was a three-time NCAA qualifier.
- Graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He was a two-time Big 12 All Academic selection.
PAT POPOLIZIO'S COACHING CAREER:
|2003||Assistant Coach, Sacred Heart|
|2004||Assistant Coach, Army|
|2005-06||Assistant Coach, American|
|2007-12||Head Coach, Binghamton|
|2013-present||Head Coach, NC State|