GREG STROBEL
Founding LVAC Coach, Head Coach, Lehigh U (1995-2008)

--1971-74: NCAA 5, 1, 1 (OW in ’73); NWCA All-Star come-back winner in Lehigh’s Grace Hall; 3x PAC-10 1st; career 124-5-1 (.958 pct ranks #15 in the nation since then); top OSU win streak (74). Placed 2nd as ugrad in Freestyle; 6th in Greco at National Open, later 3rd in National AAU.
--1975-77: Graduate student, graduate assistant, Oregon State
--1977-80: Head Coach, Roseburg HS (Oregon)
--1980-83: Asst. Coach, Oregon State, under his mentor, Hall of Fame Coach, Dale Thomas
--1983-91: Director, National Team Programs, USA Wrestling; National Freestyle Coach, ’87-88
--1991-95: Head Coach, Foxcatcher, Inc, which had one National freestyle champ in ’91 and 14 from 1992-94. Was hwt coach for World & Olympic Champs, Bruce Baumgartner and Kurt Angle

Head Coach – Lehigh University (1995-08)
NCAAs: 2003 National Coach-of-Year (NCAA 4th, 3rd in ’03-04), the 3rd time for LU with back-to-back Top 4 teams; the 3rd-place tied Lehigh’s best finish in 75 yrs; his 2000 team was Lehigh’s first Top 10 team in 13 years – and the first of six in seven seasons. That led the East from 2000-08 (Cornell, 4; Penn St, 2; Edinboro, 1; Penn, 1). Lehigh placed ahead of Iowa St from 2003-06, a school record. He coached two NCAA champions, Rob Rohn (’02) & Troy Letters (’04).
His wrestlers earned 30 A/A medals from 1997-2006, with 12 of them earned by non-state champions. The five A/As in 2004 (with Jon Trenge trying out for the Olympics) ranks 2nd all-time at Lehigh (six in 1980)—the only EIWA school since 1957 to have five or more.
EIWA Success: won 5 straight team titles (best in the league since ‘35); holds all-time EIWA title winning pct (6/13 for 46%); he was a 3x EIWA Coach of the Year; Lehigh is the only league school with two coaches earning National Coach-of-Yr honors (Thad Turner the other in 1979).
Dual Meets: his three wins over Top Four teams in one season (2004-05) matched the school’s total for the prior 40 seasons and that team helped draw an all-time LU record 5,828 for #2 Lehigh vs. #1 Oklahoma State, the only dual sell-out in Stabler history.

National Freestyle Coach
Strobel coached in 3 Olympic Games and many national and World events. One of the most active wrestling volunteers, he’s currently 1st VP, USA Wrestling and was President of the EIWA Coaches Association; he’s served on the NCAA Rules Committee as well as seven different committees within USA Wrestling (chairman of four of them, including Sport Science and Title IX). Was Co-head coach of the 2000 Olympic Team and assisted in ’96 and ‘04; was named 1998 USOC Coach-of-Year; 1997 National Freestyle Coach-of-the-Yr and was a 4x coach of PA Junior Freestyle Teams, ’97-98, ’01-02.

Greg is now Lehigh’s Assistant Athletic Director, handling special projects, summer camps and Lehigh’s 100th wrestling season celebration. Natives of Oregon, Greg and wife, Donna, have lived in Eastern PA for two decades and have enjoyed having both daughters, Jennifer Baldwin (LU ’98) and Christine Napoli ‘01, serve as wrestling team managers; graduate from Lehigh also present them with four grandchildren.