SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly head wrestling coach Jon Sioredas has added a top young talent to his staff as Sean Fausz has joined the program as an assistant coach.
Fausz, a third-place finisher at the 2019 Senior Freestyle World Team Trials, will begin his coaching career at Cal Poly after a successful wrestling career at North Carolina State, where he compiled a 54-22 career record with eight falls.
“This move is insurmountable for our program,” said fourth-year Mustang head coach Jon Sioredas. “Sean will not only bring a wealth of wrestling experience to our lightweights, but the fact that he was a four-time Academic All-American while pursuing an engineering degree is a testament to his work ethic and will carry a lot weight at Cal Poly.
“Sean’s mentorship will provide our guys with first-hand experience on how to accomplish extraordinary goals, both on the mat and in the classroom,” Sioredas added.
Fausz captured a world silver medal in the 2018 U23 World Championships, held at Bucharest, Romania. He was also a four-time Atlantic Coast Conference finalist and captured an ACC championship in 2018 while competing for the Wolfpack. He also qualified for the NCAA Division I National Championships four times.
At Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Kentucky, Fausz was a two-time Kentucky state champion, NHSCA Senior National runner-up, and posted a high school record of 234-24 with 115 pins. He posted a 62-0 record en route to the state title as a junior and placed third in the state finals as a sophomore and second as a freshman.
Fausz also was a Fargo Junior Freestyle All-American, FILA Cadet national champion and FILA Cadet World Team member.
Fausz earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in May 2019 from North Carolina State with a minor in science, technology and society. He was a four-time NWCA Academic All-American, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a three-time team captain with the Wolfpack.
Sean Fausz File
Third Place at 2019 World Team Trials at 61 KG
Second Place at 2018 U23 World Championships at 61 KG
Four-time NCAA Qualifier
Four-time Academic All-American
Three-Year Team Captain
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
Two-time Kentucky state champion
Three-time NHSCA All-American
Fargo Junior Freestyle All-American
FILA Cadet National Champion
FILA Cadet World Team Member